How To Shockmount a 451?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by tnjazz, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. tnjazz

    tnjazz Active Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Hi all,

    Well I'm a little aggravated this morning. I've been eyeing the Shure donut mounts for a couple of weeks now and finally picked up a pair. Turns out the diameter of the 451 is too small for the Shure mount!

    Anyone else have any ideas on how to shockmount a 451? I'd prefer not to have a bulky spider mount, but I don't know what else I could use.

    Suggestions are welcomed!
  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    Both AT and SabraSom have universal shock mounts for SDCs such as the 451 (and Schoeps/Neumann/Gefell/etc). Of course, you can check E-bay too. There are always inexpensive shockmounts there for SDCs.

  3. EricK

    EricK Guest

    The AT mount is a "spider" type, but it works great:
  4. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    Doing my daily trawl through cyberspace looking for a bargain I saw that AKG make a Sabra Som type mount as well, although they tend to charge rather a lot for accessories.

  5. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Easy fix-

    Put a piece of shrink tubing around the butt end of the mic... You can even put an indentification label on under it so that your mics never get confused with anybody elses...

    Otherwise- the Audio Technica 8415 is good (and smaller than the 8410) or the PSC shockmount that is made for film boom poles is good...


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