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 one...you'll be a believer.
FAT HEAD II Upgrades:
Polished nickel grill
Neck and nut with a larger body,
Improved heavy-duty premium shockmount.
Additional transformer isolation
Sonically the same as the standard FAT HEAD.
FAT HEAD II Short Ribbon
FAT HEAD II Stereo Pair Microphone Blumlein Package
Legendary symmetrical ribbon design now available in a stereo package including the Blumlein Bar
Buddy Miller's touring rig features a pair of Cascade FAT HEAD II microphones.
Some audio samples recorded at Avast Studio in Seattle. Guitar played by Mike Smith (Smitty)
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 Includes:
FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone
Deluxe oil stained wood box
Premium suspension shockmount
Drawcord cloth storage pouch
Micro-fiber cleaning cloth
Frequency Response and Polar Pattern:
FAT HEAD II PAIR Includes:
2 - FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphones
Stereo Blumlein Bar
2 - Premium suspension shockmount
2 - Drawcord cloth storage pouch
1 - Micro-fiber cleaning cloth
Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Banjo, Mandolin, Dobro
Lundahl LL-2912 Transformer
Although the stock transformer is excellent, you will notice instant benefits when you upgrade with a custom selected Lundahl transformer
Improve your recordings with our newly designed microphone isolation panel.
Cascade PF-1 5.25" Metal Screen Pop-filter
Here's Richard using a FAT HEAD II to mic-up his guitar on his latest tour "ELECTRIC".
Congratulations to Richard on being voted one of the top 20 best guitar players of all time.(RollingStone Magazine-Photo courtesy of Ken Levy)
Cascade Fat Head II ribbon microphone w/Lundahl transformer demo by Greg V.
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