- Peluso TR 14 Vacuum Tube Ribbon Microphone
'Not only does it have that classic vintage ribbon sound but it's a vintage TUBE ribbon sound. It's a bizarre cross section between a tube condenser and a ribbon. Perfect for my own jazz, acoustic sensibilities. It's gets that smooth, silky ribbon sound, which is already warm, with the added warmth of tube and gain with the condenser.'
'This thing sounds great on electric guitar! I used it on over driven guitar with a classic '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb and my old Strat. I placed the mic in a variety of places, but preferring it, in this case, about 2 inches in front of the grill. It turned out a big sweet sound. I had to boost the EQ about 3 db at 3.5K, which is pretty standard for me to get the sound I like with ribbons and this guitar. There was less proximity effect than with the R-14, but it was just a great sound. And then I used it on my Gibson ES-355 and a Seymore Duncan Convertible for some fantastic crunchy guitar. It's the best sound yet I've had with that combination, -- and I've been doing that guitar/amp combo for probably 20 years or more!'
'And if you want a great ribbon, with that classic vintage sound, but are concerned about gain with your pre, this is the ribbon for you!'
Henry Robinett, TapeOp