Posted 5 years ago
About a month ago I bought this unkown microphone. The seller told me it looked like a "Trix" mic, but the photo of the "Trix" that he showed looked more like a Grampian that anything else. So I'm putting this up to see if anybody can help identify it. By the design and the materials used to make it, I would guess it's European. Inside, it has a huge magnet (bottom photo on the left), which makes the whole mic weigh 1,55kg (3.4 lbs). On the back of the magnet there's a clue that might help. It has "LS" (or "SL") engraved on it. I don't think they are initials of a past owner, since taking out the magnet was a bit difficult. Besides, people usually engrave on the outside body of the mic.
I usually don't like to mess around with the color or chroming of vintage mics, but since it came in such bad shape (see the top 2 photos on the left), I decided to have it chromed. I had a hard time sanding it down to take out most of the imperfections, but I think came out alright. Although I did question myself if it would look better if I painted the back part of the mic black, so it would look more like the original thing.