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spacer2Shure Model 300 Ribbon Microphone for Sale - $595.00

Shure's first ribbon microphone - debuted in 1952

Re-ribboned in 2011 by Steve Sank with an RCA 77-DX ribbon


Steve Sank is the son of the late Jon R. Sank who was the designer of some of the last and best of RCA's ribbon microphones. I personally delivered this microphone to Steve during a trip to California and picked it up a week later when he had completed the re-ribboning. This is a great sounding ribbon microphone you can use on any sound source for accurate, transparent results. Ribbons must be handled carefully and not placed too close to extremely loud sound sources. They have a lower output than condenser microphones so it takes a good preamp with a good amount of gain. If you don't have a preamp capable of achieving enough gain without adding noise, I highly recommend using a Cloudlifter (designed by Steve Sank) which adds 25 db of quiet gain and runs on phantom power. For those new to ribbon microphones, you definitely DO NOT want to send phantom power to your ribbon microphone because it will fry the ribbon.
A website with lots of information about vintage microphones has a page with specs and pickup pattern for the Model 300 at , of course, the specs are for the original stock Shure ribbon.
Another interesting site with a review of the original Model 300 can be found at:
Here is a link to the microphone list at the legendary Fantasy Studios in San Francisco. Notice that it includes both the Shure Model 300 and RCA 77-DX ribbon microphones:
Here is a site with some great pics of the Model 300 (including one with Billie Holiday singing on one:
If you are interested in purchasing this microphone, you can contact me at:
210-445-0412 or

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