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    Beatles - rooftop - wand mics

    Hi Y'all,

    Does anybody know what mic this is, being used by the Beatles for the rooftop concert:

    The Beatles Don't Let Me Down Live 1969 HD - YouTube

    Thanks and good health, Weogo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weogo Reed View Post
    Hi Y'all,

    Does anybody know what mic this is, being used by the Beatles for the rooftop concert:

    The Beatles Don't Let Me Down Live 1969 HD - YouTube

    Thanks and good health, Weogo
    Considering the time frame, likely AKG 451s on VR2 tubes.

    Mac

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    Hi Mac,

    Thanks!

    I used an AT mic on a wand quite a bit this summer and my stage manager sent the link to me.
    Event photographers loved it when any of the acts used "that little mic".
    We had a lot of questions,"What is that mic?!".
    The real secret to the good sound in that venue was actually the Danley boxes.

    Good health, Weogo

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    Re: Beatles - rooftop - wand mics

    Great video by the way.
    "don't force it"
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    Re: Beatles - rooftop - wand mics

    Quote Originally Posted by mackerr View Post
    Considering the time frame, likely AKG 451s on VR2 tubes.

    Mac
    I'm with Mac the AKGs with the VR2s.

    I also note NO MONITORS! Which made small diaphragm condensers an acceptable choice

    The Three Tenors used the Schoeps equivalent of this microphone combination and they usually had a couple of Meyer wedges in front of them but I'll bet they didn't need Alx Rose levels out of them.
    We got home, we got paid, nobody got hurt!

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    Re: Beatles - rooftop - wand mics

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Brenkman View Post
    I'm with Mac the AKGs with the VR2s.

    I also note NO MONITORS!
    Looks like no PA either, unless its hidden well (-and hopefully with plenty of downfill to reach the street)
    Craig Hauber

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    Re: Beatles - rooftop - wand mics

    Quote Originally Posted by Weogo Reed View Post
    Hi Y'all,

    Does anybody know what mic this is, being used by the Beatles for the rooftop concert:

    The Beatles Don't Let Me Down Live 1969 HD - YouTube

    Thanks and good health, Weogo
    They used the AKG CK28 with the C30 extension. It was a common mic used on UK talkshows because of it's look.

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    CK28 seems likely, the C451 was introduced in 1969, but the CK28 had been around from 1955.
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    Re: Beatles - rooftop - wand mics

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Hauber View Post
    Looks like no PA either, unless its hidden well (-and hopefully with plenty of downfill to reach the street)
    There was a PA. They had a Fender Solid State PA system consisting of a powered head and two column speakers. Here's the catalog photo:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Welter View Post
    CK28 seems likely, the C451 was introduced in 1969, but the CK28 had been around from 1955.
    It's pretty much been established from all reports that it was the CK28 with the C30 extension and the W17 windscreen.

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    Re: Beatles - rooftop - wand mics

    People may be asking about it because they want to have a similar look. Audix makes a pretty good one in that format.

    Audix MicroBoom™ - Carbon Fiber Boom System in 24, 50 and 80 inches

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    As a sidebar to this story, I ran across this and found it useful:AKG's CK26 & CK28 capsules

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