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.

  1. 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.
    • 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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  2. Remove the yellow and green wires from the face plate.
    • Remove the yellow and green wires from the face plate.

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

    Why should I replace the plate?

    Gerrit - Reply

    This guide was done as part of the capsule replacement—I don’t think there is any reason to solely replace the plate unless there was corrosion on it.

    Daniel Berger - Reply

    • 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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    • 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.

    Can you replace the yellow tape/cable if broken? (seen in last pic)

    karl_ivers - Reply

    Honestly, I’m not sure. If I was in your position, I would assume a similarly sized piece of electrical tape should be fine, but if you’re not sure you may want to contact a repairman.

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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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