Old 50's Geloso Microphone

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  1. zaraxisof

    zaraxisof TDPRI Member

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    Hello everyone, i found an old Geloso microphone at flea for 30 bucks and was wondering if it could have any use and be good in terms of quality.
    It's a High Impedance 1110 model from 50's with piezo capsule.
    Already own an old Geloso 50-60s tube amp (having converted to guitar amp), so i was planning to plug this mic into the amp's high impedance input and then amp's 500 ohm out to audio interface or tape.

    http://www.geloso.net/public/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=212

    https://reverb.com/item/33368970-geloso-m-1110-piezo-vintage-microphone

    Could it be compared to those dynamic old reel mics of that era like Telefunken TD200 or so?
     
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    41144 Tele-Afflicted

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    Can't answer your question but that'd sure be a cool mic to have on stage somewhere :)
     
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    High impedance piezo might be of great interest to a harp player! Maybe they'll even trade you a BluesMobile for it.
     
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    scelestus Tele-Holic

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    I love the NO and SI off/on switch.
     
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    Peegoo Friend of Leo's

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    Even if it doesn't sound good or even work, photo studios pay big bucks for art deco mics like that.
     
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    zaraxisof TDPRI Member

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    Yeap i see but i am mostly care about its real usage (if any) than outer esthetic facts.
    But i guess a crystal piezo could not do the trick for strings, vocs or smthng useful than a harp..
     
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    Man that's just worth it for the design alone!!
     
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