My tube Mic crapped on me today. Please help...

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by sushifish, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. sushifish

    sushifish Guest

    Tracking vocals today. Rode K2Tube condenser mic. In the middle of a lyric, the mic pretty much stopped working. Still had a signal but was about one tenth of the volume it should have been at. The singer for some reason pulled the pop-stopper off of the mic right before it crapped out. Checked the tube and it appeared to be fine. Would spit hitting the diaphram cause a short or something? Maybe the cable was jarred...would this cause the problem. It uses a 7 prong female thingy so I didn't have another cable to try. Any suggestions? Any help would be much apprieciated!!! Thanx! -matty
  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    How did you check the tube? This definitely sounds like a tube issue. Is your unit still in warranty? They'll replace it for you if it is.
  3. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    I agree sounds like a tube went..
    Those cheap chinese tube they put in there are not prone to long life...If Im right those are 6072 tubes

    I got some nice Military Phillips 6072's off of ebay
    that had much better detail and warmer sounding..

    So look for some NOS or used non -Chinese 6072's
    they will last longer and sound better..
  4. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver

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