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Another Cool Flea Market Find

Amp360

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A few weeks back I posted about a big haul of cool gear I bought at the flea market. I had found a pair of NOS 12AX7s, a Conn Strobe Tuner, EVH Flanger, 80s Hendrix Fuzz and a Four Track for about $60 or something. All of that stuff has been sold (aside from the tubes and tuner) for about $450.

Today I went to the flea market again. I worked last night for Alice & Chains so I was pretty tired but my alarm went off at 5:30am and I toughed it out. Today I scored this really cool Shure 55SW. They reissue this mic and the new ones are pretty cheap looking/feeling. This one is circa 1955 and weighs a ton. I paid $35 for it with the cable. The cable is either not done right (wrong pins) or broken so I'm going to make a new one, as the connector is good.

I don't know if I'll ever record with this but it would be cool for a video or a live thing. I buy a lot of old things and love yard sales/flea markets. There's tons of things out there to be discovered!


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J T

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Nice find!

Put it in front of a nice mic pre, should be a nice addition to your mic locker.

(Just keep it away from Phantom Power šŸ˜œ)
 

corpse

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I love junk shops. Never had a score like yours though. Just tubes.
 

Wilko

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Fun mic.

What makes you think 1955? The SW model was introduced in 1961.

Yours doesn't show the amphenol connector making it 1978 or later.

What's your serial number?
 

Amp360

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If you let me know where the serial number is I'll post it. It has an amphenol connector. I have an adapter that now goes to XLR.
 

Wilko

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I was thinking they had a number on the outside. They donā€™t. If you did find a number inside it would be four digits. First two the year. Next two the week.
 

Amp360

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I didn't see any numbers in there when I took it apart. Just the capsule and transformer.
 

Wilko

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I have the same mic. I just looked and didn't find a number. Anyway, 1961 to 1978 is what we have.

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