Cleaning a pop filter

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  1. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

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    I don't want to rip it, should I just wet it and let it air dry or is there a better way?

    I'm surprised its not in my assistant engineers handbook by tim crich.
     
  2. MadTiger3000

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    I have a new idea where I soak the pop filter in mouthwash. It will slay the dragon breath residue, and it is not harsh like straight alcohol. It it will smell minty fresh (or whatever flavor you favor).
     
  3. Halifaxsoundguy

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    I've heard of using listerine to clean microphones (58's and such)

    I just I never have to break down and buy febreeze.
     
  4. hueseph

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    I thought those were used for singing :lol: .
     
  5. Halifaxsoundguy

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    Its from a studio that recorded the backstreet boys
     
  6. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

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    Well then, that would explain it :wink:
     
  7. hueseph

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    When I did a lot of concert sound we had performers that would routinely spit into the SM58s and they would not smell too good. We got into the habit of taking off the screens and spraying them with Lysol. It seemed to work well. One time we had a group in that used the microphones as "personal massage units" and rubbed them over their bodies in their hair and stuck them down the front and back of their pants as part of their act. We sprayed these with Lysol as well. We also had a group that used water as part of their act and we had to put non lubricated condoms on the microphones so they would not get full of water. Ah the good olde days- NOT!

    I think some Lysol would work as would the mouth wash idea. Best of luck!
     
  9. BobRogers

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    I second the Lysol. I take the ball/filters off of the 58s at church and spray them several times during cold and flu season. I don't know if it really helps, but it makes me feel less guilty about singing when I'm fighting off a cold. I think that would kill the smell in your pop filter, but I don't see any problem with simply washing the whole thing in mild soapy water and then rinsing it out. (I have the same type of filter.)
     

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