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Shock mounts: elastic cord fix

Discussion in 'Recording' started by jammster, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Hello RO,
    I have a couple of cheap shock mounts I got for a couple of MK-319's off ebay about ten years ago. Also, a third one for a AKG C4000B/414.

    The black colored cord thats used to keep the shock mount strung has lost its elasticity. Does anybody know where to get more elastic cord and metal hardware to connect the ends?

    Any help would benefit all of us who don't know how to go about getting the materials to fix it properly.
  2. apstrong

    apstrong Active Member

    I'd try a sewing or fabric store, or a craft store like Michael's in the US or Canada.
  3. Greener

    Greener Guest

    A sewing/dress making supply store like Spotlight (dunno if they are world wide or Aussie only) for the elastic cord.
    You can also pick up crimp on aglets from them too.
    That should do the trick.

    Heat shrink will also work as an aglet, just crimp the end with pliers whilst shrinking.
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Go to a $1 store. You can find cloth covered, elastic bands, in different lengths, for your hair. Just don't put them in your hair. Some long enough to stretch around your kitchen trash can, to hold the plastic bag in place. Others are just the right size for a 414 shock mount.

    I'm practicing to be a violin bow hair model
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  5. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Thanks apstrong and Greener!

    Yes there is a Michael's here in Minnesota, and I think the heat shrink will work if I cannot find crimp on anglets.

    RO Rocks!
  6. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Hello Remy,

    I have long hair, well I need a haircut because my winter coat has got to go because its spring!

    Thanks for all the wonderfully fast info! I'm sure I can quickly fix my shock mounts for the next prairie home recording session!


    By the way, I play violin too! :)
  7. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Cheap Under $5 Microphone Shockmount
  8. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    That is SOOOO cool! I'll have to build at least one of those.
    Thanks, Space, I always new you were good for SOMETHING!

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