Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Pair

Ribbon Microphone

  • Matched pair
  • Figure of 8 characteristic
  • Frequency range: 30 Hz - 15 kHz
  • Sensitivity: -65 dB (W.R.T. IV / Pa)
  • Max. SPL: 125 dB
  • Output impedance: 300 Ohm
  • Dimensions: 197 x 83 x 61 mm
  • Weight: 1.08 kg
  • Contents of the delivery: 1 pair
  • Optional stand mounts (4071B or 4072) are not included!

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LakesideSound, 02.08.2017
I bought these microphones after years of researching and listening to different samples found on the internet.
First impressions were kind of bad because one of my microphones was damaged on arrival (packages were alright, so not a couriers fault) and after communicating with Thomann they offered to fix it for half of the repair costs. Extra 200¤. So there's that.

Now, how do they sound? Really really great.
I mainly use these as drum overheads, percussion and guitar amp mic's in which they do a really great job. Compared to condensers on overheads these pick up big and fat sounding toms. Never had as good sounding percussion as with 4038's.

These mic's are heavy so be sure to use a stand that can hold a lot of weight. I'm using K&M 21430 for this and it's great. Also be sure to buy a separate stand adapter (I bought Coles 4072 for my pair), because these come only with an xlr adapter.
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You may love them.
deSverre , 18.02.2021
Even bad cymbals can sound great under these bastards. They will not sound like high quality cymbals, but they can sound great in their own way. Very dark sounding, so they're far from optimal for many sources. As overheads they are magical! Great for guitar cabs and some acoustic guitars too.
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Best decision of my life.
27.02.2015
These mics are a game changer!

If you've never experienced ribbon mics, or have had bad experiences, you need to try a pair of coles.

These mics are the classics, and the sound of them shows why.

These mics are stupidly good on guitar amps, especially distorted guitars. They give you great low mids and low end that can sometimes be lacking in a dynamic, and with a bit of EQ you can add in the top end that the mic naturally rolls off.

Probably my favourite Thomann purchase.
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Beautiful legendary mics!!
Tonehaven, 11.02.2015
Coles 4038's have such a strong reputation for a reason! they sound amazing, smooth and really full. Great on anything!
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