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    Quote Originally Posted by emrr View Post
    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.
    Just curious, on what 'principle'?
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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.
    Again, what principle? I bet he drives a Bimmer ; > )
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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Fraser View Post
    What "principle" was it that was being exercised with this boycott?
    Leftover WWII sentiment against Germany. I'm not sure if he had any Japanese mics. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3daudioinc View Post
    Leftover WWII sentiment against Germany. I'm not sure if he had any Japanese mics. ;-)
    Reminds me of my buddy who dropped by the local Musicians Union several years to handle some business and when he came back out his car wouldn't start. He went back in and asked if someone could help him jumpstart his car and the then president of the Union hopped up and volunteered to give him a hand. When they came outside the president berated him for driving a Honda and went back inside and forbid anyone else working in the building from helping him...
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    Despite the disparity against German gear, I think the Telefunken 12AX7 (and possibly other TF tubes) is worthy of making the list. Maybe even RCAs, Electro Harmonics and Mullards as well. These are important elements in all the popular gear we speak so highly of....
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    Definitely not a German thing, he had a bunch of antique Gefells, AKG's, etc. I think the thinking was that everyone has Neumanns, so why play along. It's not like he couldn't afford them, more like they are just 'common', and therefore boring. I'm not defending....

    I might get the Telefunken 12AX7 thing if I ever hear a good one. American guitar amps seem to eat them, and any used Tele example I've ever compared to a used RCA fared very poorly. So, nah, not qualified for entry in my book. Specific tubes and their manufacturers are too close to modern faddish voodoo, they've only been 'famous' for a little over a decade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emrr View Post
    Definitely not a German thing, he had a bunch of antique Gefells, AKG's, .
    AKG of course being Austrian, not German.

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    I think the thinking was that everyone has Neumanns, so why play along. It's not like he couldn't afford them, more like they are just 'common', and therefore boring. I'm not defending.....
    I'll take boring if that includes M49s, KM84s, KM86s, U47s & U67s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Fraser View Post
    AKG of course being Austrian, not German.

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    I'll take boring if that includes M49s, KM84s, KM86s, U47s & U67s.

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    Yeah, sign me up.
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    So, back on topic.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3daudioinc View Post
    My original intent was outboard gear, would include:

    Teletronix LA2A
    Universal 1176
    Pultec EQP-1A
    Fairchild 660 limiter
    Lexicon 480L
    As Lynn defined it being relevant to a possible series of articles, for starters I'd add:

    DBX 160
    LA-3
    SSL bus limiter(s)
    EMT's and Ecoplates
    RCA BA-6
    Altec 9061 / Langevin 251 eq's
    Altec 436/438, and EMI modified version
    Pultec MEQ-5
    Altec 322 limiter (many in use in the 40's and 50's)

    Would you count the Allison Gain Brain and Kepex? They were everywhere at one point.
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