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ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:52 am

what type of ELECTRO VOICE microphones did Elvis use besides the 660, model?seems that was the most common one he used in the 70,s...and in the 68 comeback . sorry if this is in the wrong section.

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:46 am

He used an Altec for some parts of the 68 show
see the bottom of this page http://scottymooore.net/miniseries.html

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:01 am

link didnt work..

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:19 am

tcb1977 wrote:link didnt work..

Try this -> http://scottymoore.net/miniseries.html

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Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:40 am

tcb1977 wrote:link didnt work..


yeah, sorry, too many o's

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:53 pm

Courtesy of Leroy over at TCB-World, here is a list of Elvis's mics used from 1969-1977. Also included is a link to the thread at TCB-World:



1969: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure 545, RCA HK 102

1970: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure SM-53, Shure SM-58, AKG 1200

1971: Electro Voice RE-16, Electro Voice RE-15

1972: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure SM-57

1973: Electro Voice RE-15, AKG D-224

1974: Electro Voice RE-15 (Houston only)
Beyer Dynamic M-160
AKG D-224
Electro Voice CS-15 E

1975: Electro Voice CS-15 E

1976: Electro Voice CS-15 E

1977: Electro Voice CS-15 E



Microphones Elvis Used During His Career

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:33 am

Interesting information
Thank you Tony trout
:smt006
Lior

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:33 am

GIRL HAPPY BOY wrote:Interesting information
Thank you Tony trout
:smt006
Lior



Lior,

You're welcome. I should also add that Elvis used an EV RE-15 (at least that's what it appears to be to me) mic during the two "sit down" segments of the "'68 Comeback Special".

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:49 am

What about that really skinny looking one that Elvis used in the summer of '76?

I remember shots of him (from Bloomington in May?) wearing the V-Neck suit, holding a thin mic that looks different from any other I'd seen him using.

Axe
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Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:15 am

Axeman wrote:What about that really skinny looking one that Elvis used in the summer of '76?

I remember shots of him (from Bloomington in May?) wearing the V-Neck suit, holding a thin mic that looks different from any other I'd seen him using.

Axe



Elvis used an ElectroVoice CS 15-E with the windscreen taped onto the mic using black electrical tape.

And, I'm still looking for a black/grey foam windscreen for my own EV RE-15 but I absolutely cannot find one that will fit properly....

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:17 pm

Axeman wrote:What about that really skinny looking one that Elvis used in the summer of '76?

I remember shots of him (from Bloomington in May?) wearing the V-Neck suit, holding a thin mic that looks different from any other I'd seen him using.

Axe


Always thought that mic looked funny.. :roll:

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:19 pm

Tony Trout wrote:Courtesy of Leroy over at TCB-World, here is a list of Elvis's mics used from 1969-1977. Also included is a link to the thread at TCB-World:



1969: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure 545, RCA HK 102

1970: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure SM-53, Shure SM-58, AKG 1200

1971: Electro Voice RE-16, Electro Voice RE-15

1972: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure SM-57

1973: Electro Voice RE-15, AKG D-224

1974: Electro Voice RE-15 (Houston only)
Beyer Dynamic M-160
AKG D-224
Electro Voice CS-15 E

1975: Electro Voice CS-15 E

1976: Electro Voice CS-15 E

1977: Electro Voice CS-15 E



Microphones Elvis Used During His Career


Are all these for concert use? What about Elvis's studio mics, or did you include those?

Jules

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:25 pm

I am betting that that does not include the studio mic's used during Elvis' recording Sessions.

Leroy's list is pretty accurate and believe what he lists'.

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:21 pm

familyjules wrote:
Tony Trout wrote:Courtesy of Leroy over at TCB-World, here is a list of Elvis's mics used from 1969-1977. Also included is a link to the thread at TCB-World:



1969: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure 545, RCA HK 102

1970: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure SM-53, Shure SM-58, AKG 1200

1971: Electro Voice RE-16, Electro Voice RE-15

1972: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure SM-57

1973: Electro Voice RE-15, AKG D-224

1974: Electro Voice RE-15 (Houston only)
Beyer Dynamic M-160
AKG D-224
Electro Voice CS-15 E

1975: Electro Voice CS-15 E

1976: Electro Voice CS-15 E

1977: Electro Voice CS-15 E



Microphones Elvis Used During His Career


Are all these for concert use? What about Elvis's studio mics, or did you include those?

Jules




This list only includes mics used during his onstage appearances from 1969-1977. And I will once again stress that this list is Leroy's and not my list. I just borrowed it from him and am giving him credit.


Brad? You are correct. I trust Leroy with his information that he compiles. He is a very knowledgeable man.

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:31 pm

Tony Trout wrote:
familyjules wrote:
Tony Trout wrote:Courtesy of Leroy over at TCB-World, here is a list of Elvis's mics used from 1969-1977. Also included is a link to the thread at TCB-World:



1969: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure 545, RCA HK 102

1970: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure SM-53, Shure SM-58, AKG 1200

1971: Electro Voice RE-16, Electro Voice RE-15

1972: Electro Voice RE-15, Shure SM-57

1973: Electro Voice RE-15, AKG D-224

1974: Electro Voice RE-15 (Houston only)
Beyer Dynamic M-160
AKG D-224
Electro Voice CS-15 E

1975: Electro Voice CS-15 E

1976: Electro Voice CS-15 E

1977: Electro Voice CS-15 E



Microphones Elvis Used During His Career


Are all these for concert use? What about Elvis's studio mics, or did you include those?

Jules




This list only includes mics used during his onstage appearances from 1969-1977. And I will once again stress that this list is Leroy's and not my list. I just borrowed it from him and am giving him credit.


He is a very knowledgeable man.


Agreed Tony! and thanks.

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:22 pm

With the kind permission of Leroy (hey buddy, where are you..?) we incorporated all mics he has listed in our concert data base at crawler with a picure of the used ones, have a look....

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:07 pm

Ciscoking wrote:With the kind permission of Leroy (hey buddy, where are you..?) we incorporated all mics he has listed in our concert data base at crawler with a picure of the used ones, have a look....


Love your work you've done to your site Cisco..excellent stuff buddy when it comes to the concert years!!

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:39 pm

Brad M wrote:Love your work you've done to your site Cisco..excellent stuff buddy when it comes to the concert years!!


Thank you Brad, words like these make the efforts behind this work even more worthwhile ....
:D

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:45 am

Did elvis himself have any oppinion on the choice of mike, do you think? Or did he just use whatever was handed to him? I mean, I don't have picture in my mind of being a technique-freak (although he WAS trying to be an electrician :D ). I have never read or heard about him beeing that much in to the tehhnicalities about his recordings and performances. Anyone who knows something about this?

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:09 pm

kkn wrote:Did Elvis himself have any opinion on the choice of mike, do you think? Or did he just use whatever was handed to him? I mean, I don't have picture in my mind of being a technique-freak (although he WAS trying to be an electrician :D ). I have never read or heard about him beeing that much in to the tehhnicalities about his recordings and performances. Anyone who knows something about this?


I'm not sure that Elvis himself had an opinion. Leroy commented over at TCB-World that Bill Porter was always looking for the newest technology (regarding microphones) and Elvis would basically just use what was handed to him....I, personally, favor the EV RE-15 mics the best. I use one during my gigs on the weekends. I learned something, though. When I first got mine, I looked and looked for the "on/off" switch and realized that this is the type of mic that has "phantom" power and stays "on" all the time.


Ciscoking wrote:
Thank you Brad, words like these make the efforts behind this work even more worthwhile ....
:D



CK,

I'll agree with Brad. You have done awesome work and your information is very valuable!

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:55 pm

Thank you, too,..very much Tony..
Perpaps one last word,....we only have very reliable sources like Leroy for suits and mics (thanks again friend) and we have the audio proof for every single show we have tracklistings listed. No speculation.
I have many kind supporters and helpers like Merijn (hey there) he is one of the most knowledgable guys about shows I`ve ever met. The same goes for Henk, Charlie and many others...much appreciated..and of course my "boss", Stevie..hi Stevie..so we will keep on doing the best we can..

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:51 am

It works on me now!
thanks for the link............

Re: ELVIS MICROPHONE?

Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:44 pm

Here's a couple of photos of microphones I took at Graceland recently.




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Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:43 am

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