In Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at the articles we're most proud of from the first eight years of The Solid Signal Blog, and other stuff from the past that we think is cool.
Stuff from the past that we think is cool.
That's the mandate of The Solid Signal Blog's Throwback Thursday column, and when you talk about cool, it's hard to imagine a microphone cooler than the Shure Super 55. You may not know it by name but you will by sight...
This is the microphone that pretty much screams rock and roll, right? It's the microphone you'd associate with Elvis, yet it's the mike that Meghan Trainor uses, at least in the videos.
The coolest and most throwbacky part of this is that a little digging uncovered this Shure catalog from 1954
showing the original Super 55 along with its cool modern cousins, displayed prominently with tape heads and phonograph cartridges. Even the Shure logo on the front with its nuclear design is cool.
Take a minute and remember when high tech meant big, chrome microphones and then leave a comment with your recollections of the Shure Super 55.