Neumann U48 Pair #423/421 (Used)

Large Diaphragm Tube Mics - cases, cables, shock mounts, psu's, wooden box
Neumann U48 Pair #423/421 (Used) 1
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Description
The figure-eight capability of the U48 made it a favorite mic for recording the vocals of the Beatles. In many cases, John and Paul would both sing simultaneously into opposite sides of the same mic. This may have made it easier to be sparing with the use of mic inputs to the console, but it also forced the duo to match each other vocally, as their voices could not be separated afterward. As we all know, they rose to this challenge with stunning results.

The single-mic technique became so prevalent on Beatles recordings, that Abbey Road sent several U47 mics back to Neumann to have them retrofitted as a U48, (since the U47 could only do cardioid and omnidirectional). These mics were famously branded as U47/48's

The U48 also saw a great deal of use for the recording of acoustic and electric guitars on the Beatles sessions until the Revolver-era saw a switch to the Neumann U67.
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Condition Used / Vintage
Package Contents Mic swivel mount (original), Mic-PSU cable, Microphone box (after-market), PSU (original), Power cable
Transducer Type Large Diaphragm Condenser
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