Oh No!!!

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by DonnyThompson, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Well-Known Member

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    One of my beloved 414 EB's - with the brass diaphragm ring, has developed a hum in the cardioid position.

    I can use it in hyper cardioid and omni without any problems, but both Fig 8 and Cardioid are producing what must certainly be a ground issue.

    I don't think that this is a diaphragm tension - related issue, as it sounds crystal clear in hyper cardioid and Omni... I'm thinking it could be the polarity switch ?

    Does anyone here know anyone who works on vintage mics - and who can be trusted to not send this Vintage EB back to me with one of the newer teflon-ringed diaphragms?
     
  2. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

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    I'll PM you contact info for THE MAN to call for AKG repair.
     
  3. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Hawk... I really appreciate it. ;)
     
  4. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

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    No need to PM I see he's got a public website these days.

    Land Audio in the Nashville area is owned and operated by a guy who was top dog at AKG for years when they were headquartered in Nashville. Highly, highly recommended for all things AKG.
     
  5. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Well-Known Member

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    awesome. I'll contact Land Audio today. Thanks Hawk!
     
  6. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

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    Glad to help. You'll need to learn German to speak to anyone who might know a little more about AKG mics.
     

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