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Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: Microphones
From: Richards <jruing@ameritech.net>
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Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 23:02:33 -0400
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Other than being worn looking... is the Shure 444 still working OK ?

That mic is A LEGEND.    I am thinking you could get a new case and a 
replacement switch, and restore it to like new.  Not sure, but I think 
the switch parts are available.

I understand your love affair with Shure microphones.   I have several 
Shure hand-held and headset microphones - my first was purchased in 1969 
when I was in a really lousy rock band.  But... Lots of microphones 
would work swell with the rig, but it sounds like you like the way you 
can hold it, and access the PTT switch with it in hand.  Virtually ANY 
decent dynamic mic would plug right in and do fine.  I have several you 
could buy for cheap - but I think you would do well to see if you could 
refresh yours and get a new...old mic....

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On 7/6/2010 3:28 PM, Rick - NJ0IP / DJ0IP wrote:

> It was a Shure 444.  I loved it.  It is pretty worn out now.

> Although the Shure is a table mic, I usually held it in my hand.
> What I liked about it was the PTT arrangement.
> It looks quite like the Shure 444, is plastic, and has the same (or similar)
> PTT.

> I just want a good communications mic.
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