If bought two U47 and two C12 bodies from Flea about 15 years ago ...They promised me with the help when I will be able to build them... After I gather all the parts, they didn't want to hear about any help ... So I build them 6 years ago, after a few years of collecting internal photos of the C12... Attached is my drawing of the original C12 build which I think that is compatible with Flea and originals ... Unfortunately I didn't see C12 or U47 in real life, so I am not 100%... But that that drawing works for me... As for the Flea ... Will never buy anything from them ...
Do you have the contact info for Haufe?I built two C12’s using Matador boards and Chunger bodies. I used Tim’s Capsules and ordered my transformers directly from Haufe. I believe Moby also makes a tranny. I used his transformers for a pair of U67’s and couldn’t be happier. Love my C12 clones! Good luck!
I have many old MP caps,it is quite important in the sound.
Just out of interest, what makes the old MP capacitors so desirable? I understand that when restoring vintage microphones you want the same capacitors for visual reasons alone. This also has something to do with originality and value preservation, so it definitely makes sense.Yes I read a lot about the importance of the right cap. I do have ordered some Russian made ones now. Finding a NOS Bosch or Siemens one would be great though.
Hi, what kind of price would it be to build one like you´re doing with those parts?@rock soderstrom
To be honest, I don't know if they really are better. I would say they are different. But so is one mic of the same type compared to the other. If I can find some that are reasonably priced I will try them and hear if I like them better than a new one.
PSU Parts arrived
Every day new parts show up at my doorstep. Finally the amazing looking analog vibes PSU cases and the PSU PCBs came and I started to build. Realised that I accidentally ordered the parts for revision 3 and not 4 though. Some resistors where changed and so I ordered some new parts. Hope they do came soon.
The male receptacle that is linked in the PSU case BOM is not fitting the case. The holes are only 36mm apart on the receptacle, but 40mm on the case. So that has to be ordered again too. Hope I got it right this time.
Once all parts are here I will finish the PCB and start wiring the thing and hopefully fire it up without flames and smoke
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