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the t.bone RB 500

Ribbon Microphone

  • Very warm, natural sound
  • Figure 8 characteristic
  • 2” Aluminium ribbon (strength: 2 µm)
  • Frequency range: 30 - 18.000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: -60 dB /1mV/PA (0dB = 1V/PA @ 1 kHz)
  • Maximum SPL: 148 dB
  • Delivery incl. U bracket and padded carrying bag
  • XLR cable attached to the microphone
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Great character

31.03.2015
As usual, t.bone delivers fantastic mics at an affordable price. This one is quite extraordinary, it renders a warm, rounded-off sound with a lot of character. Picks upp the slightest tone changes for high-volume things lika a valve guitar amp. Been using it together with a t.bone MB 75 on a Fender Blues Junior which I found is a fantastic combo for a rich, detailed and big guitar sound.

Also recorded some vocals with this and sure, it is not the brightest, but a perfect fit for more mellow/vintage-y styles of music.

Do be aware of how ribbon mics work before you consider buying one - they are very sensitive to the surrounding room due to their pickup patter. If you want to try out the ribbon sound - do like me and start with this one, it is impossible to be disappointed given its price.

If I would point out one flaw is the arrangement of the included, non replaceable mic cable - since it cannot be replaced I would have liked a more sturdy one. Also, it makes it a bit difficult to fit the mic in the included case.
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Good first ribbon

25.06.2014
Smooth and dark sound. Works nicely as a room mic for drums, smashed to oblivion with a compressor. Also mixes well with an SM57 for fuller guitar sounds.

Seems to take abuse pretty well, I haven't managed to break it yet even with bumping it to drum stands etc.
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