Mics and wiring...April 2 2007 at 7:40 PM
|Alex (Login gate1)|
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Response to Laat zitten!
The previous correspondant was correct in the method of fixing, but was referring to the Type 19 Mic which has a chamois covering and three small screw fittings which are pretty easy to get to. The Type 21 is black metal, and the fixings are on the inside.
To affix a loom, the wiring has to be passed through a hole at the base of the mic and then wired into position. As Toine mentioned, if the rubber ring is in place this has to be lifted to get to the attachment points, but I would leave it in place as once its gone its gone.
You have three options. The first would be to just try and push the loom into place without actually trying to fix it to the terminals, thereby not destroying the rubber ring.
Or you could try removing the rubber ring, fixing the loom properly and then afterwards try to find a replacement ring, something like part of a cycle inner tube. This is risky, and would overall detract from the mic, the price if not the look.
A third option would be to contact Steve Silburn at Sefton Clothing. He makes incredible D Mask repro's and uses original fittings. He carried out some minor restoration on a mates D Mask and added some parts, so you could ask him if he can either fix it together for you, or advise you on the best way to go. He might even have a replacement ring.
In any case, don't be hasty!