I've got a Rode NT1 (original NT1, not the NT1A), and I've been doing a bit of research on the U87 mod that can be done. I understand the Michael Joly does a good mod on these, most significantly replacing the capsule and headbasket. Now I am sure that it's great work, but I am a DIY diehard, and would rather have the satisfaction of learning how to work on these myself. I have decided on either the RK-47 capsule from microphone-parts.com or the Peluso P-K47 capsule. I'm still not certain on which would be the best bang for the buck there, as the Peluso is over 100 dollars more expensive. Through my research, I understand the Jim Williams designed these mics, specifically, the NT1 uses really high-quality electronics, more so than the NT1A's. When Rode decided they needed to increase profit, they decreased produciton costs by using cheaper, surface-mount components, unlike the through-hole design of the NT1. My biggest head-scratcher is finding a headbasket for this mic with a more open design. I just can't seem to find anyone making replacement or modded versions of headbaskets. It sounds as though Michael Joly has found someone to make these, but I'm wondering if anyone has a lead that I might be able to follow. I understand one of the design flaws of this mic is the tight-weaved nature of the headbasket mesh as it nears the body of the mic. I'm looking for something that stays more open. I know it has been suggested to remove the inner-mesh, but I'm looking for something more along the 'Joly' line, with replacing the entire headbasket. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!