AKG D1200E (1974) MY FIRST MIC! (The beginning of addiction!)
I bought this brand new in 1974 for £42 from Ray Electrical Store in Cheltenham. I had joined a band called Madrigal (playing electric violin) and was persuaded (against my better judgement ) to do backing vocals. The shop owner Harry Rose assured me that the D1200 was ‘the best’ (actually everything in his shop was ‘the best’)…….. and I’ve enjoyed it ever since. Still use the D1200 live for snare, as the 2 position roll-off switch gets rid of most of the bass drum. Also good on horns (especially tenor sax.)
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Here is a short sound clip of speech and tenor sax.
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