Apex 205 (x2) modded
       
     
Beyerdynamic M160 (x2)
       
     
Beyerdynamic M-500 (x2)
       
     
Coles 4038 (x3)
       
     
Nady RSM-5 (x2) modded
       
     
t.bone RB500 w/Sank mods (x2)
       
     
Apex 205 (x2) modded
       
     
Apex 205 (x2) modded

1.8u ribbon and Lundahl LL2913 transformers. Can take high SPLs with pop filter.

Beyerdynamic M160 (x2)
       
     
Beyerdynamic M160 (x2)

Eddie Kramer and Jimi Hendrix's favorite guitar cabinet mic.  'When the Levee Breaks' drum overhead mic.  Bright for a ribbon mic but never harsh.

Beyerdynamic M-500 (x2)
       
     
Beyerdynamic M-500 (x2)

The Eagles used these live for vocals. Rush 'Permanent Waves' distant overhead drum mics. Very bright for a ribbon mic.

Coles 4038 (x3)
       
     
Coles 4038 (x3)

Dark sounding ribbon mic good for taming overly bright sound sources like guitar cabinets or drum overheads. Also works well for ambient miking. Sensitive to plosives and wind blasts. Often used in conjunction with a pop filter to alleviate stress on the ribbon.

Nady RSM-5 (x2) modded
       
     
Nady RSM-5 (x2) modded

Short 1.8u ribbon and Cinemag CM-9888 transformers.

t.bone RB500 w/Sank mods (x2)
       
     
t.bone RB500 w/Sank mods (x2)

I can’t believe how good these mics sound. These super cheapo Chinese ribbon mics were modified by Stephen Sank. He replaced the stock ribbons with RCA ribbon material. Transformer upgraded and JFET buffer amp added which is powered via +48v. These things sound killer. Great on voice and room mics for drums. Insane low end.