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FAT HEAD II Short Ribbon Microphone

The FAT HEAD II offers a unique radian grill design

FAT HEAD IIFAT HEAD II ships with aluminum case, woodbox, suspension mount.

The Cascade FAT HEAD offers the natural and open sound associated with the finest ribbon microphones. You will find that when recording acoustic guitars, guitar cabinets, vocals, drum over-heads, and countless other types of instruments, the ribbon microphone will produce the warmth that is vital to today's digital recording environment. We firmly believe you will also agree that this microphone will make a great addition to your collection.

We inspect the audio and built quality of each and every Cascade microphone before it leaves our shop, once you try'll be a believer.

FAT HEAD II Upgrades: Polished nickel grill, neck and nut with a larger body, plus a heavy-duty premium shockmount. Sonically the same as the standard FAT HEAD.

Richard Thompson
Congratulations to Richard on being voted one of the top 20 best guitar players of all time.
(RollingStone Magazine)
Here's Richard using a FAT HEAD II to mic-up his guitar on his latest tour "ELECTRIC".
(Photo courtesy of Ken Levy)

Cascade Fat Head II ribbon microphone w/Lundahl transformer demo by Greg V.

Available color options

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  • Type: Ribbon (velocity) Microphone
  • Ribbon type & Dimensions: 99% Pure aluminum, 2.5 micron, 1 3/4" (L) X 3/16" (W)
  • Polar pattern: Figure 8 Symmetrical design
  • Sensitivity: -56 db +/- 2 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
  • Frequency response: See PDF below
  • Output Impedance: <=200 Ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: >1000 Ohms
  • Max.SPL (1% THD @1000 Hz): 135 dB
  • Connector: 3-Pin male XLR
  • Size: Diameter: 3" (O.D. grill), overall length 7 3/4", 1 3/4" (O.D. body)


  • FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone
  • Aluminum case
  • Deluxe oil stained wood box
  • Premium suspension shockmount
  • Drawcord cloth storage pouch
  • Micro-fiber cleaning cloth
  • Specifications and typical measurement report

Frequency Response and Polar Pattern:


With Stock Transformer

With Lundahl Transformer

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FAT HEAD II Samples freaturing stock and Lundahl transformer















Upgrade Transformer Option

Optional Lundahl transformer available

White paper: LL2912 Transformer







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