The Fat Top Ribbon Microphone from Pinnacle Microphones (formerly Cascade Microphones) is a short passive ribbon microphone with warm tone and fast response. Thanks to its fast response and maximum SPL of 135 db, the Fat Top (formerly Fat Head) is ideal for recording guitar, piano, brass and percussion instruments.
With its bi-directional polar pattern, the Fat Top can record sound from both sides, and the large null between faces helps isolate sound sources. When using the back side of the microphone, simply flip the phase on your pre-amp to achieve the same sound as the front. Pinnacle microphones have a hand-tuned element with a symmetrical ribbon design offering a true figure-8 pattern. The corrugated aluminum membrane is positioned precisely in the center from front to back resulting in balanced audio from both sides to the ribbon assembly.
With a pair of Fat Top Ribbon Microphones they can be used in a Blumlein setup to capture the sound of an entire room.
If you're into mods, it's well known that the Fat Top can also be upgraded with Lundahl or Cinemag transformers offering improved definition and extended low and high frequencies.
If you're wondering if there's any difference in sound or build quality between the highly regarded Cascade microphones and the new Pinnacle branded mics, rest assured they're the same right down to the screws – just a new name.
Included is a microphone clip, carrying pouch and molded flight case.
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Pinnacle Microphones Fat Top Ribbon Microphone Demo at Front End Audio
Check out the Pinnacle Microphones Fat Top Ribbon Microphone "In Action" here at Front End Audio, where we take a listen to this microphone on acoustic and electric guitar. So sit back, turn up your monitor levels and enjoy!
Pinnacle Microphones Fat Top Ribbon Microphone Out Of The Box
Check out the Pinnacle Microphones Fat Top Ribbon Microphone in our "Out Of The Box" series here at Front End Audio where we take a quick look at this microphone, the features and what you can expect when you open up the box!
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"The Pinnacle Fat Top is the same ribbon mic you came to know and love, under its previous name - the Cascade Fat Head. It is a full, warm, meaty, and punchy ribbon mic with lots of rich character. Put it on outside kick drum, bass guitar cab, and electric guitar cab - and you will see just how cool this mic is. Of course a pair of these handles stereo acoustic guitars and drum overheads very well, making this pair a solid choice."
- Ryan Ferris, Pro Audio Sales Manager