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Extremely well preserved iconic AKG D30.

Used on kick drum by the Rolling Stones, Beatles, The Who and Led Zeppelin (Whole Lotta Love kick drum was recorded with it at a distance of 2 feet), to name a few. Judging by the photos, Page also used it on Led Zep II for 12-string acoustic guitar.

Others wrote:
" Dual capsule design (actually 2 capsules D12) provides four directional characteristics: omni, bi-directional, cardioid and two (front or rear). There is also a low-cut filter with positions 0, -7 or -12 dB @ 50 Hz
Medium-low impedance: 150Ω (omni / bidirectional) / 75Ω (each cardioid).
Its very fat with a huge margin and everything needed to capture a large bass, bass amp, a bass drum, tuba or trombone etc.. Bidirectional position proximity effect can do wonders.
It is not by chance that it was the favorite microphone for these instruments in almost all legendary recordings of Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and most famous bands that have recorded at Olympic studios in their heyday. Eddie Kramer promotes the still as the best microphone bass he has ever used.
Has equaled his (rare) big brothers, the D36 (as D30 but with the box remote control directivity and low-cut filter, such as C12) and D45 (D36 as with shockmount integrated).
Unfortunately very rare due to the fact that it was made only between 1958 and 1961 in small quantities exclusively for the European market studio / broadcast. Most were made by AKG Vienna and some AKG Munich."

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Product Specs

Listed3 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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  • Austria
Microphone Type
Polar Pattern

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