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DIY collar mic holder
« on: April 13, 2007, 12:29:06 PM »
I have a piece of 1/2" ID flex tubing cut to length.  I've inserted the flex tubing into a polyolefin heat shrink tubing and heated it to hold the flex tube in the horseshoe shape I want.  The flex tube has a split the entire length which makes it easy to place the AT853s into each end. I've cut a notch in the rear for the cables to exit to my pre.  The mics are slightly bigger diameter and I was thinking of using a piece of the shrink tubing to secure them and aim them up slightly.  My question is do I run the risk of damaging the mics by applying the heat from a hair dryer to shrink the polyolefin?  Should I just use some black duct tape instead?

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Re: DIY collar mic holder
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2007, 12:37:04 PM »
I have a piece of 1/2" ID flex tubing cut to length.  I've inserted the flex tubing into a polyolefin heat shrink tubing and heated it to hold the flex tube in the horseshoe shape I want.  The flex tube has a split the entire length which makes it easy to place the AT853s into each end. I've cut a notch in the rear for the cables to exit to my pre.  The mics are slightly bigger diameter and I was thinking of using a piece of the shrink tubing to secure them and aim them up slightly.  My question is do I run the risk of damaging the mics by applying the heat from a hair dryer to shrink the polyolefin?  Should I just use some black duct tape instead?

Unscrew the mic capsules from the mic body you should be fine with a bit of heat but dont make a career out of it :)
Do it fast.. so with the capsule unscrewed you will be ok never apply heat to a mic capsule or anywhere near a mic capsule once the mic bodies have cooled down you can then screw them back in.



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Re: DIY collar mic holder
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2007, 12:45:42 PM »
Thanks Chris. By they way, now that I've got the bat situation resolved, I'm lovin this ST 9100.

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Re: DIY collar mic holder
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2007, 01:00:15 PM »
Thanks Chris. By they way, now that I've got the bat situation resolved, I'm lovin this ST 9100.
Your welcome thanks for buying it...

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