About Vintage Mike’s

My father was a collector and restorer of vintage microphones and antique radios.  After holding on to his entire microphone collection for some time, I have decided to keep only a few pieces.  Here each post will feature a different item from the collection (most which will be available on eBay), in part so that I can always look back at an organized record.

More info:

  • I am not looking to acquire any additional antique microphones or radios; there’s no need to ask me about purchasing your item.  I am not a store, distributor, reseller, etc.  I’m just a guy documenting the sale of an inherited collection.
  • I am not an expert in this field, though if you have a question I will do my best to answer.  Please understand that any appraisal or technical advice is honestly just a guess and you should absolutely seek out additional opinions.

Thank you for visiting my blog!


4 responses to “About Vintage Mike’s

  1. Jess

    November 8, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    Hi Mike, i wonder if you’d be able to help, i bought a EV 731 for my girlfriend a couple of years ago, with the intention of her being able to use it for concerts, she’s a Jazz singer. The microphone works but the problem is it isn’t very loud. I can’t see anything obviously wrong inside it. Would you happen to have an idea of what it could be? I’m using an normal xlr mic lead with a jack socket on the end. Do i need a different lead, or phantom power or something? Hope you can help.

    • vintagemike

      November 12, 2013 at 1:04 PM

      Hi Jess! I’m not sure what the problem would be there.. if it is just normal behavior from the element aging or if it can be repaired by a technician. Perhaps a pre-amp would also be a solution here?

  2. G

    December 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    I saw the bluebird on ebay and was wondering if you could get in contact with me regarding the radio. I have a few questions.

    • vintagemike

      December 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM

      Feel free to ask a question on eBay, so I can answer and add to the listing for all to see, or maybe just ask a question in a comment on this blog?


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