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Posted: 20 Nov 09, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's often discussed...  the Red Special, a Fender bass, Ludwig drums, etc.  You can buy cheap knockoffs or the real thing. 

But what was Freddie's microphone of choice?  I've only a handfull of concerts to look at.  Did he "demand" the use of a certain mic or did he even worry about that?  Surely somebody endorsed the greatest vocalist of his genre.

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Posted: 20 Nov 09, 12:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought this was gonna be about Freddie's 'habit'

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Posted: 20 Nov 09, 12:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i have no idea about it, and i think no one has commented about it on this forum, but i think it's a great subject to discuss!!!







































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Posted: 20 Nov 09, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



He used a Shure S-69 Cockmeister model.



 



Damn! I tried SO hard to find that Live pic of Freddie where he is playing the piano and the microphone's shadow on him looks like a male organ. It's a picture taken from above the piano, 80's Freddie is wearing his black leather cap and is making a funny face.



I guess my joke will remain incomplete. -_-



 



 



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Posted: 21 Nov 09, 01:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Wiley wrote:



 



 



Damn! I tried SO hard to find that Live pic of Freddie where he is playing the piano and the microphone's shadow on him looks like a male organ. It's a picture taken from above the piano, 80's Freddie is wearing his black leather cap and is making a funny face.



 



I guess my joke will remain incomplete. -_-



 



 



 



 



 



This?








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Posted: 21 Nov 09, 07:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ouch. He looks like he's chewing a cock :(


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Posted: 21 Nov 09, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Erin wrote:

This?

Yup :) That's it, but apparently the lower end is cut and you can't actually see "it".

Now that I see it, I'm actually a bit embarrased I said that in the first place. That it was a nice lady who completed my crappy yet nasty joke, well, it doesn't help.

Thanks, Erin! :D






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Posted: 21 Nov 09, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







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Ouch. He looks like he's chewing a cock :(


I find that INCREDIBLY offensive.  You have crossed a line, my friend.

PS.  To answer the original question, I've done a bit of poking about and he used an AKG mic. http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7663/freddieakgmic.jpg    Although I've read it was more out of habit than anything else.














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Posted: 21 Nov 09, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



pittrek wrote:

Ouch. He looks like he's chewing a cock :(

Oh, you should see the full picture. That shadow below Freddie's jaw looked even more compromising.








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Posted: 21 Nov 09, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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pittrek wrote:



Ouch. He looks like he's chewing a cock :(


I find that INCREDIBLY offensive.  You have crossed a line, my friend.

Made me laugh. Not so much chewing a cock, more not lubing properly.



















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Posted: 22 Nov 09, 00:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Wiley wrote:

Oh, you should see the full picture. That shadow below Freddie's jaw looked even more compromising.



If he'd only dangled a couple of avocados from the other end ....








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