Introduction

The microphone capsule is the main part that makes the microphone work. It is essential that this part is functioning properly.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Be careful to not pull on the collar or you may rip the wires from the faceplate. Image 2/3: Be careful to not pull on the collar or you may rip the wires from the faceplate. Image 3/3: Be careful to not pull on the collar or you may rip the wires from the faceplate.
  • Grab the microphone base with one hand. With the other hand, grab just below the grille (the collar). Twist the collar clockwise to loosen it.

  • Be careful to not pull on the collar or you may rip the wires from the faceplate.

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Image 1/1: Note which side the yellow and green wires connect to.
  • Remove the yellow and green wires from the face plate.

  • Note which side the yellow and green wires connect to.

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Image 1/2: Using an adjustable crescent wrench, remove the nut and washer from the face plate by twisting the nut counterclockwise. Image 2/2: Using an adjustable crescent wrench, remove the nut and washer from the face plate by twisting the nut counterclockwise.
  • Never open the microphone capsule. Attempting to open the capsule will likely result in permanent damage and make the microphone unusable.

  • Using an adjustable crescent wrench, remove the nut and washer from the face plate by twisting the nut counterclockwise.

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  • Slide the face plate over the connector.

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  • Using an adjustable wrench, remove the nut and the washer behind the face plate by twisting the nut counterclockwise.

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  • Hold the body of the microphone, right below the grille, in one hand. Using your other hand, rotate the grille clockwise.

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  • Slide the grille off the top of the microphone once it is all the way loosened.

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Image 1/3: Slowly, pull upward while twisting the black plastic piece clockwise. Image 2/3: Be careful not to scratch the copper microphone capsule. Another face plate may fall out when removing capsule. Image 3/3: Never open the microphone capsule. Attempting to repair the capsule will result in permanent damage.
  • Hold the black plastic piece under the grille in one hand. In the other hand, hold the microphone collar.

  • Slowly, pull upward while twisting the black plastic piece clockwise.

  • Be careful not to scratch the copper microphone capsule. Another face plate may fall out when removing capsule.

  • Never open the microphone capsule. Attempting to repair the capsule will result in permanent damage.

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Conclusion

Once installed, reassemble the microphone following the steps in reverse.

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Thanks for that,

Can i just replace the capsule as seen in the last picture?

Has it to be resoldered? Where do those very fine copper wires go?

Eanoid - Reply

It's been a few years since I made the guide and no longer have any microphones nearby to examen, but if I remember correctly, there is no soldering between the capsule and the housing. I believe the housing is soldered to the rest of the body with the silver leads at the bottom left of the picture.

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