RCA Photophone PB-31
One of the earliest ribbon mics, the PB-31 was designed for film use and was not widely available.
RCA Type 44-A
The 44-A was the first commercially successful RCA ribbon mic and was popular among vocalists. Bing Crosby bought one for himself.
Western Electric 639A Bird Cage
This mic included both a ribbon and a dynamic element and offered three pickup patterns. The 639B offered six patterns.
American Microphone Company DR330
The DR330's compact design combined a dynamic element with a ribbon and offered switchable polar patterns.
STC (Coles) 4038
This BBC-designed, horseshoe-shaped classic is still in production today.
beyer M160 Double Ribbon Mic
The M160's hypercardioid pattern allowed Eddie Kramer to use it on Jimi Hendrix's voice and his amp in live playing situations because of how it rejected the bleed from other instruments.