Rode guarantees "rock 'n' roll" M1 mic for life

The Rode M1: if Chuck Norris wanted a mic, he'd buy this one.
The Rode M1: if Chuck Norris wanted a mic, he'd buy this one.

Rock 'n' roll singers are renowned for abusing their microphones - and not just by spouting nonsensical lyrics into them. However, Rode reckons it's come up with a model that can handle anything that's thrown at it.

The M1 comes with a solid die-cast body and sturdy dynamic capsule, and is said to be suitable for "late nights, crowded stages and long tours". Rode clearly believes that this is a mic that's built to last, and is prepared to put its money where its mouth is by offering an ultra-extended guarantee.

"Rode has so much confidence in the M1's rock credentials that it's prepared to back it with a lifetime warranty" said Damien Wilson, Sales & Marketing Director at Rode.

"You can be sure that in choosing the Rode M1 you are investing in a microphone that not only looks and sounds rock n roll, but will be a part of your kit for a long time to come."

So, the challenge is set: break the M1 if you can. We're not sure when it'll be available, but it looks like the US retail price will be $199.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.