Wanted: Real/Repro Type 19 Microphone

Wanted: Real/Repro Type 19 Microphone

Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

November 13th, 2010, 10:51 pm #1


Well, for some time I have been searching for a real, or repro, type-19 mic, and I am still looking! Of course, I am leaning towards a repro due to funds, but if someone knows of one (or has one) at a more affordable price, then I'm all ears!

I know there's a repro one for sale on eBay with a b-type, but I would prefer to just buy the mic, as both together will be expensive.

Out of interest, there aren't any tins that perfectly match the mic in terms of shape, are there?

Cheers

Ben
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Joined: May 4th, 2007, 8:13 am

November 14th, 2010, 8:49 am #2

Hi Ben,
Ah the illusive type 19, think most of us will look for years to find one we can afford!

As you are asking about tins I guess you want to have a bash at repro-ing one yourself? I still think the easist route to take is what Stevephen Silburn did to a type 20 for the recent programme First Light. It was disscussed in an earlier thread. I believe he removed the switch and covered it with chamois added the extra bits and got a convincing substitute.

I have been thinking about this approach myself. The advantage of using a type 20 is that it already has the fittings to attach to your mask, something that would be difficult to fabricate without specialist tools. I feel with a bit of work you could make one even more convincing than Stephen's by building up the sides of the type 20 with milliput before covering it in the chamios. Doing this you should be able to get the correct profile to the side of the mic. Now all you need is to find a tatty type 20 that you do not mind working on, not common but they are out there. The other option is if you find a knackered blanking plate, again scarce but easier to find than the type 19!

Jb
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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

November 14th, 2010, 11:38 am #3


Hi JB, thanks for the response; I have thought of going the type-20/21 route. I was watching such a mic (with early wiring) a month or so ago, but I didn't bid. i think it sold for about £70 which I thought was a good price. However, the microphone was very nice, and it would almost feel wrong to frankenstein it!

I think I'd be tempted to do this, unless I can find a repro one. I struggle to tell Steve's repro's from originals, so I think I'd be more than happy with one of his, if I could find it!
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Joined: October 19th, 2003, 6:40 pm

November 14th, 2010, 1:01 pm #4

I'm led to believe the mic and B will be split into separate listings, but I suspect the mic is more desirable to folk than the helmet itself. So, best have some pre-Chrimbo spending money or deep pockets as they originally retailed for £135...
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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

November 14th, 2010, 4:09 pm #5


I asked the seller, and he said the listing would remain as it is, Ric. Apparently he's selling it for a friend, and this is the way he wants to do it.

However, if he does sell it seperately, I think that would be a worthy investment.
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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

November 14th, 2010, 5:37 pm #6

Ric, you were right. Without appearing rude, I am a bit pissed off, because the seller could have sold the mic to me outside of eBay and saved costs. Anyway, I'll trust my luck
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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

November 14th, 2010, 5:51 pm #7


Actually, excuse that comment. I was unaware of how much interest this set had generated!

Maybe converting a type 21 would be better, and more cost-effective....

Out of interest, how does a type-21 mic look-like compared to a type-19 minus the chamois?  I mean, is the inner-circumference of the raised section roughly the same size on both mics?
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Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 10:11 pm

November 14th, 2010, 7:20 pm #8

Ric, you were right. Without appearing rude, I am a bit pissed off, because the seller could have sold the mic to me outside of eBay and saved costs. Anyway, I'll trust my luck
...but at what cost?
He now offers the mic and mask both separate from the helmet.
He's put up a starting bid of GBP300 for the mic alone!!!

I think I'll wait for a relist. Or another mic all together....

Cheers, Toine
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Joined: October 19th, 2003, 6:40 pm

November 14th, 2010, 8:14 pm #9

Well, for some time I have been searching for a real, or repro, type-19 mic, and I am still looking! Of course, I am leaning towards a repro due to funds, but if someone knows of one (or has one) at a more affordable price, then I'm all ears!

I know there's a repro one for sale on eBay with a b-type, but I would prefer to just buy the mic, as both together will be expensive.

Out of interest, there aren't any tins that perfectly match the mic in terms of shape, are there?

Cheers

Ben
The raw material you need is the lid off a Bisto jar. See photo, it will give the correct diameter base - it fits perfectly on my mask anyway. Basic modelling skills and other materials will get you the rest.



Since I made a C type mic I think I'll try one of these now!

And no, I did not get the Sunday Roast that accompanies this gravy!
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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

November 14th, 2010, 9:03 pm #10


Hehe, thanks for that Ric, if no other methods work out I might try this!

I think, for me, the type-21 route is the most tangible method
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