micaddict

FEELER: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« on: February 07, 2014, 12:26:55 PM »
Hi, folks. In Dany (Poctop)'s Ela M251 build tread there's been talk about a Beesneez body, specially fitted for Dany's PCB. But since there's lots of other talk going on there, I thought it might be a good idea to start a dedicated feeler thread. I've contacted both parties and they agreed.

So here's the (rough) idea.

The C12 clones are usually done in the well-known Apex 460/Alctron HT-11 body. This slender body comes fairly close to an original C12, especially if a custom headbasket is fitted. However, the Ela M is fatter across the waist and shaped differently, as well.

Beesneez offer a microphone body that is more like an Ela M. They use it for their own Ela M tribute, too.
Also, these bodies are of a higher quality than the Chinese ones. They're heavy duty and made from high grade metals like brass and bronze. You could kill your worst enemy with one of those, so to speak. They will last a lifetime, won't dent easily and are less susceptible to awkward resonances. Yes, they're more expensive, too. They normally cost 499 Australian dollars. But Ben and Veronica are willing to lower that by 100 dollars, if there are enough takers.
Enter Groupbuy. This would mean 399 Aussie dollars, which at the current exchange rate is about 260 euros, for instance.
On top of that they are willing to make an exact fit for Dany's PCB, along with a slightly longer sleeve and rails, matching holes in rails etc.
And the sleeves are professionally painted or powder coated, although I guess they can be had unfinished, too. There are several standard colors to choose from, but right now I don't know if a groupbuy means we have to agree on one color. Those are details. Similarly, I haven't thought of asking about making an opening for a possible pattern switch. (Edit: since Dany came up with a relay solution for the patterns, we likely won't need a switch in the first place.)

Then there's the capsule. Beesneez make a historically accurate CK12, but this is a delicate piece that requires a lot of handwork from Ben. Therefore, a large groupbuy can't be offered on this item. But they are willing to drop 30 dollars (400 instead of 430) for those who buy a body, too.

That's it for now.

Do we have any takers already?


Henk


http://www.beesneezmicrophones.com.au/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=99
http://www.beesneezmicrophones.com.au/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=97
http://www.beesneezmicrophones.com.au/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=116
 
« Last Edit: February 24, 2014, 04:19:16 AM by micaddict »


Winetree

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 04:09:35 PM »
About $357.00 U.S. dollars.

micaddict

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 04:19:25 PM »
Thanks.  :)

braeden

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 06:04:01 AM »
I'll take one (PCB & mic body)

fred

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 03:13:01 PM »
Great idea!! I would go for one mic body and PCB
Thanks

Winetree

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014, 03:42:41 PM »
I'm in for 1 body, maybe 2 depending on payment date.

Woot

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 04:39:12 PM »
I'm in for 2

Category 5

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 01:42:55 PM »
Am liking this.  Their body looks killer.

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 02:34:27 PM »
I'm down for 2 mic bodies.

I think they will become the center piece of my home studio 8)

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2014, 04:26:22 AM »
I would be in for 2


sliebers

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2014, 01:16:44 PM »
I'm in for a body and a capsule.  If Ben's CK-12 is as good as the M7's he makes, it will be an excellent sounding mic.

rob61

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2014, 02:12:45 PM »
Does anyone have a cost per mic calculated yet? (with all parts)

I'd most likely be in for a pair.

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2014, 03:16:53 PM »
PCB sent to Veronica ,
Best,
DAN,

Le Roux

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2014, 06:57:29 PM »
I'd be down for one.

Thanks
Neil

micaddict

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2014, 08:01:40 AM »
Does anyone have a cost per mic calculated yet? (with all parts)

I'd most likely be in for a pair.

Hi Rob,

Although this collaboration will result in a very happy marriage of PCB and body, it is not a complete kit of course.
The special price for the body is in the first post. Same for the capsule if you want to include one. These parts will give you a very solid foundation and they will cover the bulk of the cost. Dany's definitive PCB is almost ready and I expect he'll have a quote soon. The cost for the rest of the parts will likely be comparable to most of the other tube mic projects here.

Don't know if this helps. Perhaps others have sensible things to say about this. If so, I think they'll do that in the parallel (build) thread:
http://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=55010.0


Henk

micaddict

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2014, 04:26:21 PM »
Weekend bump.  :)

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2014, 11:02:38 AM »
Depending on the timeframe I would be interested in a body and maybe a capsule, if Tim does not get back to me, but I seriously doubt that. I am trying to get one of his capsules since spring last year and never got an answer.

RuudNL

Re: Feeler: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2014, 12:36:30 PM »
I tried to e-mail Tim a couple of times, but never got a reply.
(I want to pay for a capsule, not to beg for one...)
There is a solution for every problem!

http://www.vansteenisaudio.nl

Re: FEELER: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2014, 10:48:51 AM »
I'll take two bodies please.

Category 5

Re: FEELER: Beesneez Ela M body for Poctop's PCB
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2014, 04:09:15 PM »
I think I would be in for at least one.  This is one of the nicest bodies for DIY I've seen.