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Found a Neumann M 49 in bought house!!!
Old 3rd February 2009
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Found a Neumann M 49 in bought house!!!

My friend bought a house, and found a Neumann M 49 in the basement. It got no powersupply, where could I get one?
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Old 3rd February 2009
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wunder audio.


Russell
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Thats the kindest basement ever

Mike
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That is too cool. Imagine leaving something like that behind.
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WOW!!!

If I were you, I'd consider sending the mic out to be tested/restored included with the purchase of a power supply. It might not be cheap, but neither is that mic. Sweet find!

There are a few folks that are reputable service folk - you could contact Klaus Heyne, and he would be a great resource for info, and if he is too busy himself to commit to the work, would def. recommend the very best person/company to do the work. It's best to know what you actually have before spending a grand or more on a power supply...

As far as quality techs, it depends where you're located. In the USA:
Stephen Paul Audio
Tracy Korby
Klaus Heyne
Neumann USA

In Germany, there is:
Peter Drefahl
Neumann GMBH

Canada:
Douglas Walker Microphones

I'm sure there are more, and I'm sure more folks will chime in - good luck - you have a treasure in your possession!
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contact andreas grosser in berlin
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Your basement is blessed
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AllAboutTone ➑️
Your basement is blessed
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It's like Borges's Alef
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Did your friend not contact the previous owner to alert
him of leaving behind his microphone ?
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Is your friend legally the owner of this mic or should he contact the former owner of the house? Or was the house sold with the M49?
I would also check with Neumann, what they know about Nr. 935 (1935?).
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Originally Posted by bigos ➑️
contact andreas grosser in berlin
+1

Andreas is the best for vintage Neumann mics and he's very helpful and fair on top of that!
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Did your friend not contact the previous owner to alert
him of leaving behind his microphone ?
Yes, that is the correct thing to do. If the previous owner doesn't care or doesn't want it then... ENJOY!
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Oh my root!

You will create a world of good karma by calling the house seller. Imagine if you had so many M49's that you had left one behind.

Besides, there might be a curse on that mic.
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Was the M49 in the contract? It may not or may not be your friends, depending...
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Check with previous house owner, mics are not considered as part of house's equipment like A/C.
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Originally Posted by audio ergo sum ➑️
was the house sold with the M49?
Thats it !!! In the deal.
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This has inspired me...I've just started digging under my garage, will let you know what I find. Just a C12 or two would be nice heh
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kris ➑️
Was the M49 in the contract? It may not or may not be your friends, depending...

What M49?? heh
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Originally Posted by GYang ➑️
Check with previous house owner, mics are not considered as part of house's equipment like A/C.
True, they aren't. However, in the US there is generally a pre-settlement walk-through, where anything that is left behind is considered abandoned property. Different states may have other requirements, though, such as a 7 or 30 day time limit. Most states don't want to judge the issue afterward, since there will typically be little evidence showing ownership. Besides, the vast majority of crap left behind is better off at the dump, and you don't want to burden a buyer with preserving it.

I know that in my state settlement is the cut-off. It can be complicated if you have a squatter, in which case you would have to evict. That doesn't sound like that's the case here.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plush ➑️
You will create a world of good karma by calling the house seller. Imagine if you had so many M49's that you had left one behind.

Besides, there might be a curse on that mic.
Yes, karma may be an issue, although not a legal one. I know I'd have a problem keeping an engagement ring or obvious family heirloom, for instance. I'd be pretty upset about finding a couple dozen partially empty paint cans, though.
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I suppose that anybody leaving behind a M49 'just like that' doesn't deserve to own one to begin with.... Make sure that it's not stolen, maybe mention that there was an old microphone there..... then use it for your own work and be happy.
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He's livin' the dream buddy. I've pretty much given up hope on the idea
of finding that $50 tube Neumann in the thrift store.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by caliban ➑️
My friend bought a house, and found a Neumann M 49 in the basement.
Hey! What the hell! That's my mic!!! I left it there when I was visiting the previous owner! heh Please send it back to me! I'll pay the postal costs and give you $100 for finding it back! heh
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If the mic is all original, I can guarantee it needs to be serviced.
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Hiya, JJ--

I can guarantee I need to be serviced.


thankyasomuch,

PLOSIDH
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Wow I don't ever find that stuff in my basement... I wish!
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heh
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Plush ➑️
Hiya, JJ--

I can guarantee I need to be serviced.


thankyasomuch,

PLOSIDH


I'm not touching this line with a 10 foot pole!
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if that was in the basement, I can't wait to see what was in the attic.

(I also suggest calling the former owner. Karma)
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