I noticed after a show that the metal protective grid from one of my 4061's got pulled off somehow, and is MIA. Mic still works fine, I taped a windscreen over it for more protection for the element, but would definitely like to get it repaired, or do so myself. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. I tried the dpa site, they don't appear to offer this part there in the parts list.
Actually, you can use the mic without the screen and not worry of damage problems.
The tiny rectangular capsule is inside the little brass tube, with the sound hole FACING THE WALL OF THE TUBE, so it is IMPOSSIBLE to damage the mic with the screens removed.
Also, the sound hole is got a VERY STURDY fabric covering inside further protecting the diaphragm from water, makeup, and sweat as these capsules were designed as body mounted actor's vocal mics to be immune to the makeup/sweat, and cleaning process to remove such.
How do I know this? I have disassembled about a dozen of these 9 years ago in an attempt to make them very good sounding mics by removing them from being buried inside that awful brass tube! Without the tube, these capsules sound glorious, but inside the tube they suck in my opinion. This is why I cannot use them as-sold for natural sounding recording mics. However, most agree these sound fine for live Pop/Rock PA'd live recording.
I have one recording posted using NAKED DPA 4062 capsules: http://www.sonicstudios.com/dixielnd.htm