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Astatic Model JT30

The Astatic JT30 is one of the classic harmonica microphones.  Like the previously featured Astatic Model A, this style was often referred to as a “bullet mic.”  You can see how when removed from the stand, a microphone shaped like this is perfect for placing in the palm of your hand while playing a harmonica.  The item shown below recently sold on eBay for $82.

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in Astatic, eBay, harmonica, microphones

 

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Astatic Model A

The Astatic Model A is an early predecessor to a later line of mics by the company commonly referred to as the JT30 series.  This small and rugged crystal “bullet” mic eventually became very popular with harmonica players.  This is not the first microphone to be featured here that is widely used with the harmonica, so I have decided to create a harmonica category where you can quickly see all of these items.  The microphone shown below is also currently available recently sold on eBay for $93.22.

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2011 in Astatic, eBay, harmonica, microphones

 

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Astatic Model 335

The 1950’s era Astatic Model 335 is yet another favorite of the harmonica player crowd (see Astatic Model T3 and Calrad Model DM-11).  This item is available recently sold on eBay for $26.

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Astatic, eBay, harmonica, microphones

 

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Astatic Model T3

Astatic was known for its quality crystal microphones, and introduced the stylish T3 in the 1960’s.  Due to its shape, it became popular among harmonica players (see also Calrad Model DM-11).  This microphone recently sold on eBay for $102.50.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in Astatic, eBay, harmonica, microphones

 

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Astatic Model D-104

In 1933, the Astatic corporation released their first product, the model D-104 crystal microphone.  It was popular with radio stations, CB operators, and amateur radio hobbyists, and remained in production in various forms until 2001.  The item shown below is available recently sold on eBay for $92.

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2011 in Astatic, eBay, microphones

 

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Astatic Model K2

The cylindrical Astatic K2 is a dual diaphragm crystal microphone made in the late 1930’s. This one appears to be a fan of Devo, by the looks of his stand. He‘s also available recently sold on eBay for $74.99.

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Astatic, eBay, microphones

 

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