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Fixing Broken Mics? Dynamic Microphones
Old 12th November 2016
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Fixing Broken Mics?

Hey all,

I've been putting off a few little niggling things in the studio for a month or two.

Firstly, I have an SM7B which sounds and works perfectly, but sometimes it cuts in and out, and if you simply move or tap it a little, it'll be fine again. Any ideas?

Also, I have a small condenser Oktava MK12 and it takes notions of being a little noisy. It'll sound like its breaking up or distorting a little. And this only happens occasionally too.

Easy fixes ? ?
Old 13th November 2016
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Guess the answer is no, its not an easy fix lol
Old 13th November 2016
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Shure has a flat rate deal on repairs. It would probably be worth it to send the SM7 to them. On the Octava, Shannon Rhodes at Mic Rehab in Nashville is a good place to start. He's amazing fairly quick.
Old 13th November 2016
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Shure has a flat rate deal on repairs. It would probably be worth it to send the SM7 to them. On the Octava, Shannon Rhodes at Mic Rehab in Nashville is a good place to start. He's amazing fairly quick.
Hey man - thanks for the info! I'll keep those in mind!

I should have also mentioned I'm in Ireland, so any UK or European based placed if I have to send it away would be preferable really.

But if I must send them off to be fixed, I guess it has to be done and if I cant find anywhere closer, I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!
Old 14th November 2016
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In Europe, Xaudia comes highly recommended. I love their website, and I wish there was a company like that in the US.

As far as fixing it yourself, enter at your own risk. I would guess that the SM7 problem is a simple repair, but I don't know how difficult disassembly is. It's really easy to get in over your head when attempting repairs on things you've never worked on before.
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