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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence View Post
    Hmmm.... after some careful thinking... I don't think I've been to a well stocked studio that didn't have one of the various flavors of an AKG 414 laying around somewhere.

    And... a lava lamp? :-/
    Hah! I'll take the lava lamp, but honestly, if a 414 never walks in the door I'm fine with that. Can you tell I don't care for them much? (never used one of the really old ones though, maybe I would change my mind....)

    But yeah, they're probably on the "classic gear" list.
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    Do specialized pieces count? I've got a pair of Ashly SC50s that aren't much good on anything except electric guitar amps, where they absolutely shine. Seems I'm not alone in this application
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    Far more places will have an RCA BA-6 than will have a Fairchild 660. I'm not sure what the production count on 660's was, but apparently the number of 670's is pretty low. So Hall of Fame, yes, something that most studios would or should have, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gio View Post
    if a 414 never walks in the door I'm fine with that. Can you tell I don't care for them much?
    But yeah, they're probably on the "classic gear" list.
    They make good talkback mics, so I'd put the 414 on the classic list. If we're talking mics on this list I'm sure most people would want to include the SM57, but if a 57 never walks in the door I'm fine with that too. For me the U87 is the common denominator, the SM57 of pro studios, & something that any serious studio needs at least a handful of.

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    This thread is gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emrr View Post
    Far more places will have an RCA BA-6 than will have a Fairchild 660. I'm not sure what the production count on 660's was, but apparently the number of 670's is pretty low. So Hall of Fame, yes, something that most studios would or should have, no.
    Maybe so, but you're certainly not suggesting the 660/670 doesn't deserve Hall of Fame status, are you?
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    No, not at all, just that the RCA would be far more prevalent.

    U-87's; I know of one large studio that hasn't a single Neumann, on principle. Obstinate, and in business for over 30 years, a a fair number of well known records made there.
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    I knew one studio owner that refused to have any German mics in his studio. It was a "principle" issue for him as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3daudioinc View Post
    I knew one studio owner that refused to have any German mics in his studio. It was a "principle" issue for him as well.
    What "principle" was it that was being exercised with this boycott?

    That would pretty well clean out my mic cabinet, except for a half dozen AKGs & 1 Danish mic.

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