You're not imagining things. I've read elsewhere on this board that the 012's being hawked at GC were the Chinese 'knockoff' version of the Russian originals. I bought a multi-capsule matched pair from this board that came from the Sound Room, and yeah, they are sweet mics. Definitely my go-tos for stereo acoustic instruments, drum OH, and other standard SDC applications.inflatable wrote:Speaking of the 012, how has everyone's experience been with the quality of the Guitar Center versions? I got one from a former band mate initially, then I bought 2 then a fourth with the 3 Capsule set later on. Guess what?
The Multipattern beats all 3 others by a wide margin. More full and open sounding. Extended lows and highs. Yeah, I know it sounds like a sales brochure, but that is actually the case. This is the mic every one has been talking about. The other three are a different breed altogether. Chinese perhaps? I'm sure we'll never know where they came from. But I seriously doubt they came from Russia.