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Old 12-24-2016, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob Womack View Post
The result of this has been reverse-engineering of the parts needed by micro-industries but when is a U47 no longer a U47?
But does it even matter? In the end, don't we buy a piece of gear because of how that piece of gear sounds rather than how the original piece of gear sounds? For example, I'm going to buy a Flea 47 at some point in the near future. I'm not buying it because of how good the mic it's supposedly copying sounds; I'm buying the Flea because of how the Flea sounds. There are at many other 47-ish mics out there, some for more money & some for less, but the Flea is the one that sounds best to me, so I'm going in that direction. Whether it accurately captures what a 47 sounded like in the 60s is irrelevant to me.

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