Realistic Highball 2 33-985C made by Shure??

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by asintoras, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. asintoras

    asintoras Member

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    I got for free a funny looking omnidirectional mic (600 ohms). The brand seems to be called Realistic and the model is Highball 2.

    I saw a couple on ebay and was trying to find more info. People say it was made by Shure for Radioshack, and it is close to a SM57 in sound (I haven't try it yet). Do any of you have had experience with these? It is just like this one here:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Realistic-Highball-2-Dynamic-Pro-Professional-Microhone-33-985C-/370587935175?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5648c321c7

    I know most of you would just turn your heads into this, and I did the same, but just out of curiosity I started looking for info and found that some folks at tapeop like them for bass and guitar cabs.

    Let me know your opinions.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Chrome Dinette

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    I think Shure made a couple of different mics for Radio Shack. I don't think any of them were the same as a 58 or 57, but were probably the equivalent of cheaper Shure models. The top of the line RS mic had an XLR base, I think the rest(like the one you linked to) just had an attached cord.
     
  3. asintoras

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    Yes, mine is not balanced, and its impedance is high (600 ohms).
     
  4. speakerjones

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    I would recommend selling it to the guy a few threads down looking to plug an SM58 into a guitar amp.
     

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