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extra clip for a 421??

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by silent_nick, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. silent_nick

    silent_nick Guest

    Does anyone have an extra clip for a Sennheiser 421 that they'd be willing to sell me? It's the old model, the U-5. I got a good deal on the mic but it didn't have a clip....

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    sign Guest

    The 421 clip is a PITA, expensive and fragile. I have 8 421's and only one of the original clips.

    I make my own clips from broken SM58 type (Radio Shack) clips. You only need an iron saw and a small file.

    Make them so that they sit tight. I never broke a home made clip :tu:

  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    That is very interesting... is it possible for you to post a picture to show us all? I still don't understand how you did this, but my interest is peaked!

    If all else fails, Sennheiser is making a shock mount for the 421.. that might be a way to go on this. I think they are about $40 and would probably be a lot sturdier than the original "PITA" clip... Kurt
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    sign Guest

    There you go!

  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Thank you! I am impressed, very cool! Two birds with one stone.. replace a lost clip for a 421 and a way to use those broken Shure clips. How does it hold without the little latch button that is on the standard 421 clips? How do you address that problem? ..... Kurt
  6. TheSoundman

    TheSoundman Active Member

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    sign Guest


    It's quite simple as you can see. The trick is you have to make it so tight that you must firmly press the clip into the mic.

    The original clip has the little button for vocalists in order to take it in hands, but who uses a 421 on stage for vocals these days?

    The 421 is a really great classic microphone, but the clip sucks big time :D

    Peace, Han
  8. TheSoundman

    TheSoundman Active Member

    I just recently posted a comment in another topic area of this site about what a mess those original 421 clips were. As a matter of fact, most of the 421's I ran across in live sound were an absolute mess, probably mainly due to falling off the stand.

    Han's idea is a classic. Cheap (hell, free if you actually have broken clips on hand, and who doesn't?) and effective. As soon as I saw the pic, I recognized how effective the design could be. Thanks Han. I'll pass it on if you don't mind.
  9. awayguy

    awayguy Guest

    I've used the Shure clips on 421's for years.
    Just stick it in like you do with 57 and put a small piece of gaff tape on the top to hold it there.

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