Replacement Grill Mesh.

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Tubetec

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With something like a shure 58 I've often used an off cut of a drum stick , put the rounded back end inside the grill ,hold it at the top and strike it down on a hard surface , with a bit of luck you can tap out the dent and make it look a bit better . Condenser mics with much finer mesh require more carefull handling , you should be able to get some of the way with hand and finger presure , be more carefull if your trying to use blunt force though .
Without more details of which mic your tring to repair its hard to be precise about it.
 

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With something like a shure 58 I've often used an off cut of a drum stick , put the rounded back end inside the grill ,hold it at the top and strike it down on a hard surface , with a bit of luck you can tap out the dent and make it look a bit better . Condenser mics with much finer mesh require more carefull handling , you should be able to get some of the way with hand and finger presure , be more carefull if your trying to use blunt force though .
Without more details of which mic your tring to repair its hard to be precise about i
Thanks for the reply, The first mics are just a pair or Studio projects B1s .. These have been dented with drum sticks. given the damage on these more interested in replacement "mesh" then pushing the dents out ( already did that with limited success ).
 

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Hi Kieran,
Inteligent use of blunt force .....
Funny how a drumstick was the original cause of the damage too.
Some mics have the mesh moulded into the headshell ,in some the mesh is replacable/removable and retained by screws.

Congrats on the Sufjan Stevens record , its getting a lot of plays on night time national radio here in Ireland .
 

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Hi Kieran,
Inteligent use of blunt force .....
Funny how a drumstick was the original cause of the damage too.
Some mics have the mesh moulded into the headshell ,in some the mesh is replacable/removable and retained by screws.

Congrats on the Sufjan Stevens record , its getting a lot of plays on night time national radio here in Ireland .
Thanks, Sufjan is a real treasure of an artist. Hoping to find a vender for screens. Also a little guidance of how to measure the "thickness" of them. Something Like this but not mic specific.


 

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Digital calipers might be a usefull way to measure wire diameter and mesh size , usually below 20 bucks/euros to buy , always a handy tool to have in any case .
 

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I've bought and used mesh from ebay on many ocassions, plenty of suppliers there, different materials and mesh sizes can be found.
 

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Drum stick, wooden spoon, or pestle from the inside. But I have never needed to cut off the end.

You can get mesh from:

 

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Sometimes the fine grade stuff used inside for extra layers is literally the same stuff used for kitchen hand sifters/strainers, and you can just pop over to the nearest kitchen supply shop if you just need a little bit and can deal with working with the shape.
 

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If anyone finds a supplier in the USA that can process mesh into shapes let me know please. We need to make replacement grilles for the front head basket on the RE20, it's a 312 stainless at 16mesh if i recall.

What works with the RE20 for "reshaping" often is technique similar to the drumstick (I use back end of a screw driver) but also another big help for really misshapen grilles is a set of crude tooling making use of a plug/slug of aluminum in the "inside" shape of the basket and a delrin form, place headbasket into form and plug into headbasket and smack with ball-peen. Surprisingly works well (so long as you don't punch the seated grille out of the frame which does happen)
 

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Good tip. I've used brass mesh from McMaster for my janky brass pipe U47.

I wonder if I can try some wider mesh like #10 or #12 for a more open grille to emulate the Reference C mic in this body.


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Here's what #12 steel looks like from an Amazon seller. CORRECTION: That's #5 mesh. Lower # = bigger gap. Might be too heavy and hard to form, eh?

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I might just take my chances with mesh #8. Seems plenty transparent. Coupled with some dampening foam on the bottom of the basket should give me mostly pure capsule.

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This was my cutout guide for a homemade U47 basket if anyone is interested. It was from years ago so the McMaster parts #'s might be different.
 

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If anyone finds a supplier in the USA that can process mesh into shapes let me know please. We need to make replacement grilles for the front head basket on the RE20, it's a 312 stainless at 16mesh if i recall.

I 3d printed a two part mould to repair this grill from a Beyer M260. It worked very well you can use clamps or a press if more pressure is needed. Completely diy possible.
 

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