the t.bone RB 100

Ribbon Microphone

  • Characteristics: Figure-8
  • Frequency range: 30 Hz - 15 kHz
  • Sensitivity: -54 dB
  • SPL max. : 148 dB
  • Impedance: = / <600 Ohm
  • Incl. shock mount (elastic holder)
  • Dimensions: D: 37 mm, L: 175 mm
  • Weight: 496 g
  • WARNING: Switch off phantom power!
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Condenser Microphone No
Clip-On Microphone No
Incl. Clamp Yes
Stereo Pair No
Polar Pattern Figure Eight

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66€...Amazing!
ARSLuke, 16.12.2019
Hi!

I am a FOH engineer, bought this mic because I wanted a ribbon mic for a guitar amp, but didn`t want to spend fortune. It turned out, I didnt`t have to. This mic is amazing. I understand that a "real" Royer would be much better, but for 66€ that I spent, it does a great job.
I use the mic on a guitar amp, it dilivers a smooth warm sound I was looking for. Used on a fender 5e3 tweed and Orange tiny terror, the crisp mids we wanted to cut out became soft and warm, lots of low end and smooth highs.

Definitely buying another one, to have a set for two guitar amps.

I also tried it on bass amp, great natural overdrive, but you have to be carefull, not to put it to close to the speaker...about 10cm from the grillcloth was ok.

Again, in my oppinion, great mic, especially for the price.
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Bang for the buck
Ozeb, 07.04.2020
I bought this mic primarely for guitar cabs. It holds high volume well and sounds nice and warm, as ribbon mic should. I recorded old marshall superleads, and you know how ungodly lound those thigs are, but it held well. I used it for overhead mix, for drum room mix, even on kick drum. It worked awsome on everything. It's a bit on a bass side, so it's great for low insturments. I recorded bass amp with it also. I didn't really like it on vocals though.
It comes in a nice box and velvet kinda bag. It's built to last, nice metal housing, and good enought connectors. Not the best, but good. Especially for the price. The whole mic is unbeateble for the money, really. It's useful on wide variety of instruments, it responds to eq well and nicely sits in a mix. I love it on guitar cabs paired with a nice 57. I use it for contrast to wide diafragm condensor, one guitar with ribbon, one with condensor.
It needs a good preamp though. It uses quite a lot of gain, it has weak signal, as most of ribbons do.
But as said, for the price, can't get any better.
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Great sound for low cost
J. Good, 26.04.2020
This is a great low cost ribbon microphone. If you're looking for a similar style ribbon microphone but don't wan't to spend hundreds or thousands then this is a great place to start. I have this permanently set up on my amp along with the T.Bone 75 and the T.bone SC 140 and it sounds killer.

The only con I have with these affordable mics is the noise floor when the gain is cranked up a bit but apart from that I highly recommend this microphone.
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Archie F., 28.01.2017
These really shine as drum room mics. Ribbons mics in general convey the punch of the drums better than dynamics or condensors in my opinion. I feel for the best drum sound a mix of all three is preferable. These are not "HiFi" mics they will not convey the souce in pristine clarity, they will impart their own sonic footprint onto any recorded material. Whether this is a good or bad thing is entirely dependant on the source and production values sought. They can sound slightly tubby and muddy due to their reduced high end response but clean up well with EQ. I have used them on vocals where they were serviceable but I prefer LDC's here anyway. They are amazingly well built and solid, they come with some serious wooden cases and velvet bags. I love this in the application I use them in.
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