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Title: [Feeler] U47 - U47FET Mic Bodies with U67 & U47 style head basket
Post by: Spencerleehorton on December 06, 2012, 12:55:18 PM
Hi All,

Few people asked that i start a new thread to see how many people would be interested in these mic bodies for their DIY mic builds.
The U47 style body is the core of mic, it will have 2 different types of head basket which are interchangeable, also the main sleeve will be interchangeable to allow for switches or just without.
Costing is far from done yet and everything is still in the CAD stage of designing but hopefully all being well a price point of an order of about 10-20 should work out about $250/£150 for one mic body.
Please let me know any comments, im all ears.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on December 06, 2012, 12:56:26 PM
This is the other head basket U67 style.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: SubhumanRecords on December 07, 2012, 06:48:43 AM
I'm in for 2X 67's and 1X 47fet..
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: letterbeacon on December 07, 2012, 10:42:04 AM
I'd be interested in 1xU47.  Will it be the same dimensions as the original tube U47?
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: bubbi on December 07, 2012, 02:04:24 PM
I'd probably be interested in 2xU47 given that they are the same size as the original !
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: mrcase on December 07, 2012, 08:37:26 PM
interested in 2x U67 and 1x u47 if the price is right!
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: late on December 07, 2012, 11:12:49 PM
Interested in 2x 67 body if it fit to 87 build.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Tommy Radonicus on December 08, 2012, 12:26:18 AM
Interested in 2 of the U47 bodies dependant on price.  :D
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: micaddict on December 08, 2012, 06:44:49 AM
Um...
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on December 08, 2012, 07:17:43 AM
Hi Guys,

yes these will resemble as close as possible the original U47 body and head basket along with the U67 head basket.
Internally these will be different than the equinox bodies as these will be able to fit all the protop pcb's (U47fet, U67 and U87)

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: bernbrue on December 08, 2012, 08:03:27 AM
Spence,
your efforts are much appreciated. I would be good to know, where you are located (Shipping costs etc.) You can add your location in your profile.
regards
Bernd
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Ekiner on December 08, 2012, 05:46:28 PM
Apologies for previous post. I chose to remove it. We will use the equinox white market thread to advertise our upcoming U47 bodies.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on December 09, 2012, 07:38:11 AM
No problem at all Ekiner, wish i could have one of those equinox bodies they look great, but i wont be building a U47 for sometime as I have a pair of U47FET's im building, and the U47 build looks a little bit tricky, i will get round to it one day, but i think i will try to build one from scratch, rather than use the ioaudio kit.

I wanted to put a feeler out there for sizes of this U47 style body:

this is the dimensions i have found (Please feel free to correct me if ive got anything wrong)

U47fet Body size : 63mm x 160mm

U47 Body size : 57mm x 248mm

U87 body size : 56 / 57mm x ?

U67 body size : 56 / 57mm x ?

if anyone could chime in with head basket dimensions for U47 and U67 just so i know ive got it right would help.

Im assuming people would want the biggest size as per the 57mm or the 63mm x 248mm?
I am going to a studio to measure up the U47, U87 and U67 as at the moments the sizes are still in flux.

All help welcome.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on December 11, 2012, 04:32:42 AM
Hi Guys,

have also had some great new ideas for other mic bodies and head baskets which will be available as well, wanted to keep these quiet until ive prototyped and tested to see how they compare but all things considered, the ideas are great and i know there is nothing like them gonna be out there!!! :)

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: letterbeacon on December 27, 2012, 01:56:18 PM
Any news with this?
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on December 27, 2012, 05:31:47 PM
Hi,

Just need to get new year out the way and then i will be finialising the CAD stuff, once thats done, getting the materials, then we build.
Gonna build about 50 of the 47 style, 6 to 8 weeks until i will be able to get my hands on them, but i will post info and photos.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: letterbeacon on December 27, 2012, 05:46:51 PM
Excellent, looking forward to it!
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on January 16, 2013, 04:56:01 AM
Hi All,

have meeting tonight about the finer details of building these U47 bodies.
these are the dimensions used in the originals

Model           Length   Diameter
Long body U-47   240mm   63mm
Short body U-47   200mm   60mm

I pretty sure i will do the 60mm diameter 200mm long, headbasket approx 60mm body 140mm.
Grill will be double layer mesh, large and small.
Will be available in nickel, brass or chrome finish, other finishes available but would have to talk to my guy about whats possible.
will be knocking up prototypes within the next 2 weeks, and will post photos.
If your interested in getting any would like to gauge the interest asap.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: letterbeacon on January 16, 2013, 04:56:54 AM
Very interested in the long body U47!
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on January 16, 2013, 05:01:01 AM
Hi,

if the interest is there, it may be possible to have 3 different sizes available in length.
Short body - U47 FET - 160mm
Short body - U47       - 200mm
Long body  - U47       - 240mm

what do you guys think?

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: burglar on January 16, 2013, 05:14:35 AM

I'm in for a long body U47 and as you know, I'm deffo in for x4 if a good U87/U67 body becomes available!
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on January 16, 2013, 05:23:49 AM
Hi Burglar,

Im not going to attempt a tapered body yet, maybe further down the line though.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: desun on January 16, 2013, 10:05:29 AM
I'd be interested in a short FET47 body if it's feasible :)
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: baadc0de on January 16, 2013, 10:58:01 AM
I'd be interested in a short FET47 body if it's feasible :)

Already asked Spence but yeah a public +1 for this!
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Jim50hertz on January 16, 2013, 12:37:30 PM
Fet47 interest here.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on January 17, 2013, 01:59:49 AM
Hi All,

Meeting with designer last night went well, we have settled on the following:

60mm diameter
240mm and 160mm Mic lengths (brass)
3 switch config with pcb, front polar pattern, rear low cut & -10db(also a two switch cut for U47 FET style, 2 switches at rear of mic sleeve, low cut & -10db) sleeve also available without switch cut outs or special order config
U47 style look but with screw on bottom for easier access to components.
U47 and U67 style head baskets (brass)
2 x mesh for head basket (outer large inner fine) brass
Polished Brass finish, satin chrome finish, polished chrome finish, special order finish

CAD'ing can now get started and tooling, we will knock up some prototypes and post on here.
The aim for these is to be much closer to the original look and feel of the U47 in style and weight using the best materials and all British made.

regards

SPence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: letterbeacon on January 17, 2013, 04:49:17 AM
Great work!  Is the price still looking to be around £125 per body?
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on January 17, 2013, 12:01:33 PM
I never said anything about £125!!! we are aiming to be as close as we can to £200, and this will be far superior than the other others out there for $299 + shipping + taxes/customs.
I wont know until we are past the prototype stage anyways.
This isn't a simple process, we have to make tools to be able to hold everything correctly , so when it is cut, it doesn't get damaged.
the first batch i know will cost me more but once its all setup and if we get a good order it should be fine.
There are many hurdles to get over first, will keep you posted.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: letterbeacon on January 18, 2013, 06:07:04 AM
Ah, I think I was misremembering your original post in the thread where you quoted £150.  £200 is still a very good deal though -looking forward to reading the progress!
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on March 15, 2013, 07:27:21 AM
Hi All,

Getting very close to finishing the CAD of these mic bodies, pricing is going to hopefully be within £250-£300 per body, made all of brass and finished in a variety of finishes, still waiting for specimen finishes to be completed.
This is going to be much closer to the original U47 body in weight and design, a few other bodies out there seem to be fairly light weight compared to the originals, so we will try and get much closer with these materials.
All british made as well.
Will post some pics up within the next week and if we get any pre orders or enough orders this can all happen fairly quickly.
We are hoping for a turn around of about 2 weeks per 50 units, this maybe able to be reduced after the first batch.
Let me know what sort of numbers i should expect from you guys.

regards

Spence..
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on March 16, 2013, 01:24:12 PM
Hi All,

is anyone interested in ordering one of these mics bodies?
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: HellfireStudios on March 16, 2013, 01:29:34 PM
Hi All,

is anyone interested in ordering one of these mics bodies?

Is this supposed to be a U-47/U-48 hybrid? The U-47 only had cardioid and omni patterns available. The U-48 replaced the omni pattern with figure-of-eight. All three are selectable on this body. Just curious about the reasoning behind it...

-James-
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on March 16, 2013, 01:35:25 PM
Hi Hellfirestudios,

if you read the start of the thread this is a body that I am building that could either have no switch (U47FET) so to have it either internal jumper or on the PSU) or have a switch, what you see there is the U67 version, the U47 would only have a 2 way switch.
Does that make sense?

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: bernbrue on March 16, 2013, 01:53:44 PM
Hi Spencer,
up to now we have only seen CAD drawings. Would it be possible to see some picture of prototypes?
kind regards
Bernd
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: HellfireStudios on March 16, 2013, 02:17:36 PM
Hi Hellfirestudios,

if you read the start of the thread this is a body that I am building that could either have no switch (U47FET) so to have it either internal jumper or on the PSU) or have a switch, what you see there is the U67 version, the U47 would only have a 2 way switch.
Does that make sense?

regards

Spence.

My apologies. I see that body style, and immediately think U-47.

FWIW, because the headbasket plays an integral role in the capsules frequency repsonse, I would guess most people would want something a bit more like the U-67 in design. Don't get me wrong, the mic looks amazing. Could a different headbasket be designed to fufill the U-67 need?
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on March 16, 2013, 10:05:09 PM
Hi Hellfire,

thats exactly what we are gonna fo as well, have a U67 Head basket that fits on the body, giving you the choice between the two headbaskets.
I am waiting for some more CAD photos then we finalise , then we build the prototypes, so very soon pictures will be up.

regards

Spence.

Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: baadc0de on March 19, 2013, 10:43:39 AM
Costing is far from done yet and everything is still in the CAD stage of designing but hopefully all being well a price point of an order of about 10-20 should work out about $250/£150 for one mic body.

Getting very close to finishing the CAD of these mic bodies, pricing is going to hopefully be within £250-£300 per body, made all of brass and finished in a variety of finishes, still waiting for specimen finishes to be completed.

Wait, these are now 350€ a pop?
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on March 19, 2013, 11:05:15 AM
Hi All,

The prices have all been approx. so far, I'm putting a realistic price on how to feasibly get these built, these are going to be made with top grade materials and hand made in UK, the £300/€350/$450 per unit isn't for a cheap aluminium light weight body and its not mass made in china.
The designer is finishing this week and we shall go into producing a small run. We have some contacts at the BBC and have to do some for them first.
Im sorry if you think the prices are too expensive, but it does cost a fair bit of money to produce a batch of these, and we will try to keep the cost to as little as possible, but if it costs that much to make then thats what it will have to be I'm afraid.
Again, these are only approx costs, until we get materials in and finish the first batch i am only guessing as there can be a plethora of errors which can happen from now until the first batch is finished.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: baadc0de on March 19, 2013, 11:51:46 AM
it's not that I think that they are expensive in the absolute (if indeed they are top quality), just in the relative to how they have been approximated from the get go. I'm not saying this to be mean, but it's hard to commit to buying something that already once jumped in price by a factor of two. Otherwise, I'm still interested for the short body FETs and maybe even for the 67 headbaskets, if you can make them separate (as I already have a lead on the tapered bodies).
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on March 19, 2013, 02:31:46 PM
HI Baadc0de,

well im hoping the prices will come in once done at nearer the first figure, will keep you posted. Where are you getting the tapered bodies, i might be interested in a few of them!!! :)

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: baadc0de on March 19, 2013, 07:09:32 PM
HI Baadc0de,

well im hoping the prices will come in once done at nearer the first figure, will keep you posted. Where are you getting the tapered bodies, i might be interested in a few of them!!! :)

regards

Spence.

They are a leftover from banged 87s. Why there are only bodies with bottom bells but no headbaskets, circuitry or capsules is beyond me, but they are cheap, if a very limited number from a local radio station. Still haggling for the details, but a lead it is.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on March 20, 2013, 07:54:10 PM
Hi All,

just finished another meeting with the CAD designer for doing the U47 body. First it looks amazing, when comparing it to the beezneez version there is no comparison, the beezneez is way off, the only ones that are close is the Wagner version or the Flea version but these as far as i know you can buy just the bodies, and price wise they are silly money, but you get what you pay for and they look very precise and accurate the originals.
Outside the mic is exactly the same measurements, inside we have adapted the bottom section so it can have the 3 rails as per the original or 2 rails to either house the pcbs from dany or your own pcbs (or any other you want)
In the head basket we can do the polar pattern selector as per the original or not.
Im not going to put up any more impressions or pictures until we finish the first little batch which should be in a couple of weeks.
Things are starting to move forward now, so not long to wait until you see some photos!!

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: baadc0de on March 21, 2013, 06:24:20 AM
Hi Spence,

sounding good. Would there be only long body tube 47 types in the first batch or would there be any short body FET47 types?
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Jim50hertz on March 21, 2013, 06:55:58 AM
Ya, Fet47 interest here Spence  :)
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on March 21, 2013, 09:03:13 AM
Hi Guys,

Im hoping for short and long body U47 bodies for the first test batch, more will follow, as in the U67 head basket and M49 short body.
All will be interchangeable, inside the mic's it you will either be able to have the 2 rail system or the 3 rail system, both are accommodated for internally.
more info will follow next week on the update.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: letterbeacon on April 03, 2013, 06:25:57 PM
Hi Spence,

What sort of timescale are we looking at for the long body u47 body?

If the price came down to £200 then I'd definitely be up for one.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: letterbeacon on April 26, 2013, 10:24:37 AM
Hi Spence,

Any news regarding these bodies?

Thanks!
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on April 26, 2013, 10:30:52 AM
Hi letterbeacon,

A few setbacks with the cad designer, but very nearly there, just a tiny bit needed to be done for the bottom section that houses the XLR, everything else is done.

more to follow.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: baadc0de on May 02, 2013, 02:27:51 PM
Any ETA on the first FET47 bodies? I need to make a choice soon..
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: mics on May 19, 2013, 04:29:29 PM
Hi All,

just finished another meeting with the CAD designer for doing the U47 body. First it looks amazing, when comparing it to the beezneez version there is no comparison, the beezneez is way off, the only ones that are close is the Wagner version or the Flea version but these as far as i know you can buy just the bodies, and price wise they are silly money, but you get what you pay for and they look very precise and accurate the originals.
Outside the mic is exactly the same measurements, inside we have adapted the bottom section so it can have the 3 rails as per the original or 2 rails to either house the pcbs from dany or your own pcbs (or any other you want)
In the head basket we can do the polar pattern selector as per the original or not.
Im not going to put up any more impressions or pictures until we finish the first little batch which should be in a couple of weeks.
Things are starting to move forward now, so not long to wait until you see some photos!!

regards

Spence.

Hi Spence, how are you?  How is the body building going?  I realise that you feel that the BeesNeez bodies are way off and in some ways you are right.  The BeesNeez mic body whilst it may look a little different, adheres very closely to the both internal and external dimensions of the original U47 body.  The main differences to note are that we do not use Aluminium in the body tube as we prefer to use bore sleeve brass tubing as it is a far superior metal.  We also choose to control patterns from the power supply as it makes for a more reliable microphone if there is no switching on the body.  Our base of course is the Neutrick 7 pin insert as it has proven to be over the years a far more stable connector but of course the binder is nice too. 

We are really happy with our mic body, it has a base density co-efficient of more than 7 times the original u47 and weighs twice as much.  I really hope that your body works out very well for you, i feel your pain as far as the frustrations of manufacturing.  I am not trying to take prominence in your thread but i felt the need to let you know that the internal and external measurements of the BeesNeez body, including the mesh used in the head grille are the same as the U47. 

I really look forward to seeing your bodies and i hope they work out for you.

Ben Sneesby
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on May 20, 2013, 01:58:07 AM
Hi Ben,

thats really nice thank you for what you have said, I am now waiting for a quote on the CNC machining as the original guy i was in business with is no longer trading. Another friend of mine has kindly put together new CAD files for all the possible mic bodies.
The Neutrik 7 pin is a very nice connector and I have spoken to Neutrik about using this one also.
So far the range of mic bodies is as follows:
U47 long style - has 2 sleeves one with switch holes and one without
U47 short style - has 2 sleeves one with switch holes and one without
both styles has 2 types of internal pcb mounts - 3 pole (U47) dual rail that could be used with U47,U47 FET,U67,U87,M269
U67 head basket style - other variation head basket to swap with U47 head basket
M49 style - as per M49 and M50

The first style being CNC'd is the M49 hopefully i will hear back from the machinist this week with a price, if its an ok price i will get a few done and then get some photos up.
hopefully things should move forward fairly fast now.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on May 20, 2013, 08:21:43 AM
Hi All,

I know i said i wouldnt do this but heres some pictures to see if anyones interested:
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on May 20, 2013, 08:22:17 AM
and an exploded view:
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on May 20, 2013, 08:23:23 AM
have spoke to a new CNC guy as the previous one has let me down, and he has said all being well he should be able to do me 2 prototypes by the end of the week, so will update once i know more.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on May 20, 2013, 11:32:54 AM
here are some more pics from the CAD drawings
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on May 20, 2013, 11:33:48 AM
3 rails
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: micaddict on May 20, 2013, 01:59:40 PM
Hey, Felixstowe. I've seen the lights countless times, from the ferry to and from Harwich.  :)

Anyway, this looks interesting if you can pull it off. Is this the M49 body year? On the other side of the big pond they're working hard on one, too. Well, no doubt poctop's great M49 PCB has to do with this.

BTW, do modify that U47 bowler hat, or few(er) will be interested, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on May 20, 2013, 06:56:46 PM
Hi micaddict,

hear what you say about the dome of the U47 but the finished basket will be like the original, so dont worry.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on May 22, 2013, 10:11:49 AM
Hi guys,

here is a render with the change to the top mesh, more like the original.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: micaddict on May 22, 2013, 12:48:02 PM
 :)
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on May 27, 2013, 09:09:10 AM
HI All,

first 2 prototypes of the M49/M50 body in bronze, also doing a couple in aluminium/bronze to see how they differ.
Head basket will be made next week, so nearly there to start taking orders!!!!

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: nhaudio on May 27, 2013, 06:44:27 PM
interested in a 47 fet body

nhaudio
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: nhaudio on June 09, 2013, 11:39:34 AM
any news on the bodies?

Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on August 07, 2013, 05:33:58 PM
Hi Guys,

wanted to get some numbers of people interested in the large body U47 first run.
I am possibly placing an order for the materials over the next weeks if i get enough numbers from you.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: ramshackles on August 08, 2013, 02:07:42 AM
I'd be interested in 1 short body u47
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: letterbeacon on August 08, 2013, 03:49:06 AM
I'd be interested in a long body U47. Are you going to do a prototype first?
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on August 08, 2013, 04:11:58 AM
Hi Letterbeacon,

yes im planning on doing about 5 prototypes, i will post up some images asap.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: SubhumanRecords on August 08, 2013, 06:56:31 AM
1 fet and two 67 bodies for me..
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: Spencerleehorton on August 08, 2013, 03:25:57 PM
sorry not doing u67 bodies, only long and short u47 bodies with the option of having the u67 head basket.

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U67 - U47FET Mic Bodies
Post by: late on August 09, 2013, 08:48:06 AM
sorry not doing u67 bodies, only long and short u47 bodies with the option of having the u67 head basket.

regards

Spence.

You not have any plans for u67 body? We just have some china bodies for u67/u87 build. So i think that it would be very in demand.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U47FET Mic Bodies with U67 & U47 style head basket
Post by: Spencerleehorton on August 14, 2013, 05:56:51 PM
Hi late and everyone who would like the U67 style body,

thought i would change the title to be more inkeeping with the thread,
what i would say is at the moment i dont have any plans of doing the U67 style as i feel there would be a lot of wastage in making this style body and brass aint cheap believe it or not, so im just gonna stick with designs that dont waste too much for the time being, this could all change down the line though, watch this space!!! :)

regards

Spence.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U47FET Mic Bodies with U67 & U47 style head basket
Post by: Steph.B on September 28, 2013, 10:19:31 AM
Hi Spence and all,

So, in the end you are only doing the U47 short body type, not the U47fet body type length right ?

Just needed a clarification on that point, thank you.

Cheers.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U47FET Mic Bodies with U67 & U47 style head basket
Post by: Spencerleehorton on September 28, 2013, 11:19:02 AM
Hi Steph.b,

Once i have finished these M49 bodies i will look at again the U47 body, i was planning to do both short and long, but would just need some number first.

regards

Spence.

P.s your mic bodies are nearly finished, just making sure the nickel plating is good and a few more bits to check before i send them out.
Thanks for your patience.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U47FET Mic Bodies with U67 & U47 style head basket
Post by: kvothe on September 28, 2013, 02:23:53 PM
I would be interested in a u47 fet body.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U47FET Mic Bodies with U67 & U47 style head basket
Post by: Steph.B on September 29, 2013, 05:28:21 PM
Thank you for your answer Spence and glad to hear the mic bodies are almost completed !  :)

I would be interested in 2 U47fet bodies if you make them, I already have GT-2B to use for mod, but the Cinemag transformer is a bit cramped inside and "if" we could get closer to the original... it would be a bliss !  8)

Cheers,
Stéphane.
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U47FET Mic Bodies with U67 & U47 style head basket
Post by: tommypiper on September 30, 2013, 01:06:05 AM
Once i have finished these M49 bodies i will look at again the U47 body, i was planning to do both short and long, but would just need some number first.

Thanks for your patience.

Definitely move forward on the U47 bodies, please.  Both styles.  Build it, and your orders will come.   ;)  If it's decent quality, priced reasonably, etc there will be demand.  I don't think collecting numbers should hold you back.  The thread is long and its' been a while... Start your engines.   :)
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U47FET Mic Bodies with U67 & U47 style head basket
Post by: Biasrocks on April 27, 2015, 12:38:10 PM
I would be interested in 2xU47 Long Body and 1xU47FET type.

Mark
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U47FET Mic Bodies with U67 & U47 style head basket
Post by: EvLoutonian on August 02, 2020, 07:01:29 AM
Did these Fet47 bodies get built in the end?
Title: Re: [Feeler] U47 - U47FET Mic Bodies with U67 & U47 style head basket
Post by: Spencerleehorton on August 02, 2020, 07:23:34 AM
Yes I've built several, waiting on some brass solid to do more