egroys said:So this will be my first tube mic build and I would love any opinions or advice.
My current plan is:
-Chunger’s CU-49 body
-Collective Cases PSU box
-Dany’s D7 capsule
I wanted to find out if I need any alternate components if I want to use a 6S6B-V over a 5840. Is it still wise to use a Cinemag CM-6511 with this tube?
Also, I am still undecided on the b or c version and would appreciate any thoughts.
Thank you in advance!!
Another vote for Moby's BV.11. I haven't heard Dany's M7 but the reviews are extremely positive. The 'B' version kicked my ass with hum. I eventually got rid of the hum but it took a long time. Play it safe and build the 'C' version.
You should be able to get 6S6B and 5840 for relatively cheap. Try both. Be careful in switching tubes. Use a properly sized tip and a good mechanical desoldering pump (like OK industries). I have a Hakko 808 but I don't use it in most sections of mics because it's too hot and the tip is too big.