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Wire Recorders

Postby BBTempo » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:48 am

Arny:

Do you have any wire recorders? :?: :ugeek:

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Re: Wire Recorders

Postby sturgis58 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:02 pm

you're kidding....right?
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Re: Wire Recorders

Postby THEMIXFIX » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:30 pm

No, actually. :shock:

I have a friend who just bought one at a garage sale, and is using it for "Special Effects" recording
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Re: Wire Recorders

Postby Arny » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:01 pm

BBTempo wrote:Arny:

Do you have any wire recorders? :?: :ugeek:

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Dear Bob,
Yes I most likely can I will check with a friend in Belguim who has two for sale.
Hitler.gif
I took a Picture of one while I was there, to buy his Ampex MM1200
He has some great gear for sale as he is now retiring even a Hitler Bottle Mic

Best Regards,

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Re: Wire Recorders

Postby THEMIXFIX » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:52 pm

Tony:

Wow!! :shock:

This is all so cool!!
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Re: Wire Recorders

Postby dbbubba » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:14 am

I have never even SEEN a "Hitler" mic in person!
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Re: Wire Recorders

Postby THEMIXFIX » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:16 pm

Arny:

Do you know the history of that mic? Was it used during the war? I know it was made in Germany, but were they used in England after the war? :?:

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Re: Wire Recorders

Postby Arny » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:49 am

THEMIXFIX wrote:Arny:

Do you know the history of that mic? Was it used during the war? I know it was made in Germany, but were they used in England after the war? :?:

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Dear Bob,
Its nickname is known as "The Hitler Bottle Mic" there is a lot of talk of the U47 being that, but totally untrue,
its real name is "The Neumann CMV3.", below you will see pictures of Hitler with the CMV3 in its various forms, I would be interested if those making the U47 claims can show me a picture of Hitler in front of a U47.
LINK for these inaccurate claims and there are many others but no pics.
http://gizmodo.com/382389/the-neumann-m ... and-hitler

I have always had to purchase them from Russia, very seldom have I sourced them elsewhere, what is interesting
about that, Hitler’s headquarters was based in Berlin and who got there first ? , The Russian army.
Some have turned up in the USA, brought home by the US Army guys, its not strange because they took the other side of Berlin.
Its called the "Spoils of war," where do you think John Mullin got the German Magnetophon which allowed Alexander M. Poniatoff, Harold Lindsay and Myron Stolaroffto to design the Ampex Model 200A.

I have brought about 7 of these Mics into the UK requested by clients, the one I took a picture of last year is in Belgium and is for sale, he also has a second one that needs attention, as well as a Valve U47 for sale.

Blue Microphones make a copy of the Neumann CMV3 they do call it "The Bottle".

Best Regards,

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Re: Wire Recorders

Postby WrekdaHouse » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:23 am

I can get over here one of those Webster-Chicago wire recorders.... its been some time i want to hear how those things sound.. they could be usefull maybe for severe processing, to get odd sounds...

I also saw this around, but it seems a lot of parts are missing:
any info on this "Ediphone" ?
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Re: Wire Recorders

Postby dbbubba » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:17 pm

Man.... that Dictaphone machine looks practically like a turn-of -the-century piece of equipment!

The oldest recorder I ever had was a '50s Webcor with the cool "blinking eye" glowing tube "VU" meter.
It was in 100% pefect shape, too.
I re-tubed it and had it running 100%, but the original owner came for it.

Me and a friend had rented an old house and the previous tenant had left a lot of his personal junk/trash/garbage.
Most of the stuff was either trash or paintings and sketches of naked men..... :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
The only thing of value was the Webcor, so I kept it.
Eventually, the previous tenant asked the landlord if he could have it back.
The tape recorder wa all he asked for as I undertood it.

Now here's the scary part....
It turns out that the guy was a drummer I had played a few years earlier... :shock:
I had no idea he was such a good artist..... of naked men.....
He was a closet "artist" I guess. :lol:
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