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    DIY Microphone kits?

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    Anyone have any experience with DIY mic kits? Namely those over at mic-parts.com? And specifically their tube mics?

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    No, but until a few days ago I didn't even know they existed. I plan to look into this much further and hopefully have an answer very soon.
    I'm half as smart as the guy who yells in my head.

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    Not sure what you need to know ? It's a box of parts. I'd say just pay attention to the displayed instructions and layouts before buying.

    I had been interested in this one for a long time, but I can just run tubes on any old MIC.;
    DIY Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone Kit

    You know how it goes - a dozen other things get bought

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    I've been over there a few times thinking about getting one but never did. The comparison listening tests were interesting. It's tempting to get something Neumannish that way. Still the Neumann does sound better to my poor ear. If I could describe it in a word more 'color'.

    I don't have the technical skills want to risk building one myself at this point. I'd want to try building at least a couple of cheapie things before I tackled one of those, too much risk to pay that much and try to do something like that the first time round... If the little lighted $10 spectrum analyzer I picked up project goes well, and a few other things, then I might think about it.

    That Aurycle thing's something I've never heard of before!
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    hha. Love Music Lights - like a fireplace or aquarium. ha

    Well, the kit is parts. One is free to use a better tube and paint the MIC like a EVH Kramer. One may have some old WIMA in the parts bin to substitute.

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    Yeah I am likin the blinken lighten.

    Last time I tried to solder a pipe it didn't work out. Maybe I'll do better on the small scale.

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    Ya, you need a torch to heat pipe. People have the option of buying much simpler kits(veleman kits) and playing around with breadboard circuit construction, or education kits;
    https://www.scientificsonline.com/pr...c-lab-300-in-1

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    Yeah I used to think about getting one of those. Well a cheaper one.

    I wonder if Radio Shack is gone for good yet.

    Buying the blowtorch for pipe soldering wasn't a waste even if it didn't work out. It's great for everything from toasting marshmallows to shou sugi ban.

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    I was introduced to breadboard through a NRI mail-order couse. RS let me expand my kit. Almost as important as hitting the bar on Friday.

    Don't forget to torch the cream brulee

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    I dont know, RS is closing here, doing the 20% off then 40% off then 60% off then .....
    but the one kid said theyre just moving the store somewhere else and more cellphone crap.

    I need a old home phone system with a spare remote phone but then I thought, ALL SALES ARE FINAL means no refund if its defective so probably go to Best Buy or WalMart.

    I did pickup some connectors like 1/4"headphone plug to dual 1/8" so my interface plug will stay tight.

    news is stores closing as RS files bankruptcy.....but sometimes its bankruptcy allows it to reorg and stay alive.

    Closing 200 stores of the 1300.

    Maybe they could sell wing-tip shoe shine machines too...

    RadioShack warns it could be lights out in Fort Worth by late May | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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