Post by chessparov on May 27, 2021 23:49:18 GMT -6
You may remember this was/is a fave of Fletcher's in setting the U195 up, for vocals. Despite a long day at work/being pretty tired, I managed a short bit of warbling to hear it again. Audio clip below... Chris
Always wanted one of these. Would you say this is a very good workhorse mic, sounds good on anything?
Absolutely! I bought a second recently and have been enjoying them as a pair of drum overheads. Love them on guitar cabs, kick reso and vocals - though the Lawson tube I got recently is always tried first now for vox.
Only limitation I could imagine would be placement.
I have shot out the 195 vs the FET 47 on both bass and kick and preferred it on both. I also recently have been really digging the Roswell Colares on bass. I stripped the Coloares finish off because it made me not wanna use it. Anyways Back to work
I found a Soundelux U195, first impressions are I really like it. I thought I would get the older version since I found one, and try a Bock next to see if there are big differences between the two.
Funny thing, mine are OG and a whole 15 serial numbers apart but thecapsules are mounted completely differently in the headbasket - one significantly higher. I kinda freaked out and wrote Soundelux. They told me the higher mounting post is the newer one. I was just shocked only 15 digits had such a difference.
At least that's one basket case, that ended up a perfect match. Chris
I am amazed at what you can weave into a thread. (Hmmm - interesting choice of words unintentionally.)
On a serious note, I can see where David Bock might discover something and make a change without it being a huge run of serial numbers later. My impression of him through the years, is that he is always seeking improvements.
"It's only the giving that makes you what you are." Ian Anderson
I have an old U95 from the 90s. Used t use it a lot going to tape. In the digital world It suffers from the bright capsulitis. I swapped out the capsule for something more 47ish. Sounds good but it isn’t quite the answer. Think I’m gonna try a Heiserman capsule in there next.
I had the Bock 195 for a while. The basic cardioid pickup pattern was just too wide for comfort. It almost felt like it was in omni mode, so I sold it. It was sweet on acoustic guitar though.
. I will have to spend more time with it, but mine definitely didn’t sound like it was in Omni mode. I just did some harmony back up vocals with it yesterday. I will put it on some acoustic today, and test proximity and throw up a 151 and see if they have a similar pattern. The 151 has a wide cardioid according to the advertisement.
Post by Martin John Butler on Jun 10, 2021 14:16:32 GMT -6
It bummed me out because I liked the general sound of the mic. My favorite mic, the U67 has a wide cardioid pickup pattern too, but it falls within the boundaries we need to feel comfortable when singing. In fact I'd say it's the "biggest" sounding mic that sounds right.
My Soyuz 0-19 and Stam SA-67 both have that perfect width. They both have capsules similar to the Neumann U67.