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Author Topic: C414 "Comb" version  (Read 183 times)

Donn

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C414 "Comb" version
« on: July 21, 2021, 07:15:23 pm »

Hello,

I have the opportunity to purchase a C414 non "EB" version (often called the "Comb" version). It's the type that has the removable cable connector with the permanently attached cable, and a serial number in the 1500's on the body of the mic.  My understanding is that these predate the "EB" version. This one, however, has a teflon ring on the capsule. Would this version originally have a teflon ring, or were these equipped with brass capsules?

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Re: C414 "Comb" version
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 10:48:53 pm »

No 414Comb came with the Nylon (“Teflon”) surround. The mic’s original brass-screw capsule was changed out at some point, which sadly also removed most of this model’s attraction.
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Re: C414 "Comb" version
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 06:05:31 pm »

Thanks for the information, Klaus

Did the Comb versions all come with the red painted backplates, or were some of them the older clear ones?

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Re: C414 "Comb" version
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2021, 11:35:48 am »

The C414Comb, introduced as the C412 in 1970, and finalized with added hyper-cardioid pattern as c414comb in 1972, did not have red paint on the CK12 backplates but used opaque-lear backplates, like previous CK12 versions.
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