The Blue Microphones Custom Shop Bottle Mic Locker provides you with an incredible, limited edition Bottle mic. However, the twist is that you can select from 6 new, eye-catching colours (outlined in the photo above) which are only available to adopters of the Custom Shop Bottle Mic Locker. As well as the limited-edition bottle mic, you are also provided with four incredible interchangeable Bottle-Caps – the B0, B6, B7 and B8. These all feature unique polar patterns, frequency response and levels of sensitivity. You’ll be able to apply these to a bunch of contrasting recording scenarios – ensuring you’re ready for any musical situation.
It offers great cardioid recording and a bright, smooth, close sound. It is influenced by classic, vintage tube microphones, offering a modern take on the smoky tones that became a trademark of singers in the ‘40s and ‘50s. It works best when applied to lead and backing vocals, as well as percussion, guitar and other instruments with an extended top end.
It offers high-quality cardioid recording with more defined lows and a welcome high frequency presence. The design is based on premium vintage tube microphones, but with modern benefits that rectify the issues faced by their classic counterparts. For example, custom ceramic tensioning rings remove the dropout that the older models were known for. A punchy tone in the both the low and high frequencies is delivered due to gold sputtered film – producing robust, modern recordings.
It is particularly good for capturing backing/lead vocals and voiceovers. It’s also suited to percussion, piano, accordion, clean guitar and even distant room miking.
It provides high-quality cardioid recording and a classic, vintage tone with detail and presence. This tone is a homage to the some of the best microphones from the ‘40s and ‘50s – with the older style sound updated with modern innovations (e.g. improved highs). It thrives when capturing more unconventional sources. Background vocals, saxophone, distorted guitar, slide guitar and organ all sound great when you apply the B7 to them.
It offers high-quality cardioid recording with a versatility that makes it a brilliant choice for many contrasting recording scenarios. It provides a thick midrange which lends itself well to capturing both female and male vocals, guitars (acoustic and electric), percussion, drums, strings, horns and piano. If you’re searching for a jack of all trade’s mic capsule, then the B8 is the number one choice.
Here’s What Blue Microphones say about the Bottle
The Custom Shop Bottle Limited Edition represents the pinnacle of microphone craftsmanship. From the custom-wound transformer to the hand-selected EF86 tube and the magnificent finishes, each mic is meticulously hand-built in California by our master craftsmen. This system includes the Custom Shop Bottle Limited Edition of your choice, plus the B6 Bottle Cap—all housed in a custom-designed SKB® hard-shell case.
The Bottle stands alongside the most iconic recording mics of the 20th century, blending modern technology with the soul of legendary vintage microphones to deliver a unique voice of its own. Its system of interchangeable mic capsules offers limitless versatility and unparalleled tone for recording any sound source. Bottle is designed and hand-built in the USA, and delivers our heritage for superior studio-grade audio and inspiring design.
Bottle features fully discrete Class A tube circuitry powered by a hand-selected EF86 pentode vacuum tube in triode mode for distinctive warmth and saturation. The hand-wound transformer is made of silver wire around nickel plates, delivering unmatched precision and accuracy.
- x1 Limited Edition Bottle Microphone
- x1 B0 Bottle-Cap
- x1 B6 Bottle-Cap
- x1 B7 Bottle-Cap
- x1 B8 Bottle-Cap
- Transducer Type: Vacuum Tube Condenser
- Polar Patterns: Various (Capsule-dependent)
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Sensitivity: 20.0 mV/Pa at 1kHz (1Pa = 94dB SPL) w/B6 Capsule
- Output Impedance: 200Ω
- Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1kΩ
- Maximum SPL: 134 dB SPL (2.5kΩ, 0.5% THD) w/B6 Capsule
- S/N Ratio: 56.5 dB-A (IEC 651) w/B6 Capsule
- Noise Level: 7.5 dB-A (IEC 651) w/B6 Capsule
- Dynamic Range: 126.5dB (@2.5kΩ) w/B6 Capsule
- Power Requirement: Bottle Power Supple Unit 115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz
- Weight: 1700g
- Dimensions: 390mm x 90mm