" "You're not going to use that on me , are you" "Alien and anal probes" were often topics it inspired also .
That kind of conversation Well I'll be damned, somebody actually has figured out a use for them!
(But then, so do a pair of U87s through a Shure Level-Loc).
Well I'll be damned, somebody actually has figured out a use for them!
Might have been the most popular PA mic in history. It's used in the PA system in hell for announcements..."attention hell residents: complimentary pints of straight tabasco sauce are being served at the hell bar during unhappy hour"... Here is a link to a recent thread that some of you may have seen. I think I just caught an insidious vintage stuff is cool indeed , you know its been cool before and can easly be cool again . The 644 is probably the most useless microphone I've ever encountered.
666 is similar to 664, but has much better LF response and no presence peak at least in the specs. with a little elbow butter this is one Im slowly working on as I had problems finding someone to black crome it that and plan to add a ribbon motor to it my fav as far EVs go Electro-Voice Model 726 "Cardyne I" Microphone I love the Re-15 on guitar amps! Be careful you don't scramble the numbers and instead of getting a 664 (IMO close to useless) you get a 644 (IMO makes the 664 seem absolutely wonderful in comparison).
Now it looks like it may indeed be a usefull mic after all. I may have to pick up 5 of them for $150 off ebay !!! there are many reports of it being used to drive nails into the stage then screwed onto a mic stand for lead vocals!! And it's about one of my current favorite "fetish" microphones, the EV 664.
When I was the sound guy at Tam high in the 60s we had a gold plated one - I used it on the principle so he'd think he was special. For the record, I've got 4 of them, 2 silver and 2 "gold".
Also, if you have a kick drum that is too boomy with your usual kick drum mics (M88 or 421 for me), try the 664 right up near the beater. I`m gonna grab that cord off ebay and put this sucker to use.
It rolls off some of the Subbass but is still punchy. The pin out is on the side of the mic near the connector. I did a search on gearslutz and some other forums and found very little info on it but anything I did find seemed surprisingly positive for a mic that seems to be going for about on ebay these days.
This one never drove spikes to hold a drum in place. Anyone know which ones go to which pins, also, do I need that special cable to use it or can I modify it to use a regular XLR with it? thought it would be a "novelty" mic like my collection of 40s ceramics. david All EV dynamics I've used----635 omni on guitar cabs, 664 for backing vocals, guitar cabs, inside kick drums----are great, virtually indestructible, and found cheap on ebay.
I still want a 666 to put in the 667 box with the EV external EQ . This is pretty much my first contact with a vintage mic so I'm pretty clueless. i've got a couple of 664s in my drawer of old ev and shure mics. in front of a deluxe, thru an altec 1567 is a beatuful sound. used it this week on a jam and it was very cool sounding. The slightly harder to find 666 is basically a 664 without the low end rolled off, and was used on kick drums a lot back in the 1960's (it's supposedly the Muscle Shoals Sound kick mic, as heard on countless soul classics, as well as "Brown Sugar").
(But then again, so do a pair of U87s through a Shure Level-Loc).