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Mic Mod and Building Headbasket Question! Condenser Microphones
Old 9th July 2012
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Mic Mod and Building Headbasket Question!

I am hoping someone can offer a bit of guidance to me here.

What is the best adhesive to use for attaching headbasket mesh wire to the frame when building or modding a microphone?
Old 9th July 2012
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I don't know if it's the best way, but the innermost mesh on my MXL 990 was soldered (or maybe brazed?) to the headbasket. You'd need a pretty hot iron though. I was barely able to get the material to melt with my 45W iron on full, just enough to get a little more solder to stick. I had accidentally torn the inner mesh while removing the outer two layers.
Old 9th July 2012
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I've removed a couple of head basket mesh's, and they've all been glued. Wondering what the best type of glue would be for this?
Old 11th July 2012
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i have had good results with epoxy. Like araldite or something similar. Just be careful not to get it all over the rest of the mic. It takes quite a while to dry too.
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That's too funny. I'm sitting here with epoxy in hand, ready to attach the headbasket when I got the thread reply notice email that you've suggested epoxy.

Ha! Weird timing, eh? Must be a sign, green light on the epoxy. Here I go!
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Excellent! Good luck with your glueing.
Old 12th July 2012
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For the C12 headbaskets that I make, I solder the mesh in and then have them chromed.

The MK219/319 head basket I use Silver bearing epoxy.This option is very expensive @ $40.00 for 2 small tubes. The standard epoxy may not give a good enough bond with a larger mesh 12x12.






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Old 16th July 2012
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Promising thread.

But we need pictures.
And not just before/after the fact.




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Old 17th July 2012
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CA glue works fine. If soldering is an option, that would be my preference, but stainless steel mesh and/or aluminum shell make that impossible. Just be sure to glue it away from the capsule.
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