In a similar fashion to Jonathan Davis of Korn's mic stand, created by H.R. Giger (Aliens, etc.), I'd like to incorporate a custom mic stand into our live show. I'd like something in the vein of a spinal column slinking up to the mic from the floor. Hopefully you could utilize polished aluminum.
I look forword to hearing from you soon. Please don't hesitate to
inquire on any level about what it is I'm interested in, I have many good ideas, just no one to make them reality. If you don't do this sort of work, I apologize for wasting your time, but if you could help point me in the right direction, I'd be greatly appreciative. Thanks again.
I could only dream of an opportunity to persue such a project. I had three pix of the Korn stand that I downloaded a year ago. The Giger stand was so .. perfect.
I will examine my talents and resources and see if it within me to tackle this project.
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 3:41 PM
Subject: big al again
I just bought this sw on ebay for 50 bucks I want to try some crazy cool looking silk to go into this mic. I will let you know what parts or if i need you to fix er up.
Thought of the day!! My soundman told me that Jagermeister on a singers breath will destroy and eat up the foam in a mic. Of course I use silk not foam.
How did I let that one slip by? Maybe because the guy spelled Shure as Sure? That's o.k., the UPS man brought me a 55s today that will be featured shortly.
Here's a photo of then end put on my 55SW.
Have you seen these??
(Elvis DNA...toooo funny!!)
I just had my 55SW converted locally to a male XLR end, now any ol' XLR
cable will work. I have found a few N/O stock conversion ends as well.
This for sure is cheaper, and any cable will work, and it seems to be a easy fix to get an old mic up and running!! (if it's just a cable holding ya back!)
I did want to ask you, YOUR opinion on this, I know this changes the 'originality' (that the right word?) of the mic somewhat,...but is it THAT serious of a change. The mic is basically still the same, just
upgrading the tyep of cable that can be used.
chicken, egg, egg, chicken. you got what you needed.
i have seen some "conversions" that were well done, some just " * Rigs"
if you are buying it for use and fun, then conversion is fine.
it would adversely affect the collectible appreciation value. basically there is a window of prices that 55's sell in, unless you can get an elvis dna sample out of the silk.
i keep a couple in pristene original condition, and have a bunch that are to play with and sell. and i always want more.
i hope this answers your question.
Thanks for your prompt delivery. I received the 5 sets of windscreens and shock mounts. I reworked my first 55S last night and they were just what I needed! I appreciate the service you provide. It makes it just a little easier for the rest of us to keep these classic examples of Americana alive and well.
Thanks for the positive feedback on the refurb kit. I will work on the 55C mounts next week.
I hope you don't mind but I gave your "shocks" a plug in my latest listing. If you have a problem in any way I will retract it. Go to 2576480174 and take a peek. I love the thing. I can only make one more at this point.
I have to talk to you about parts. I need a spring wire wrap for a 55S if you have any spares kicking around. I could also use a Shure logo - the little round one that goes on the front. You know - the "S" with the resistor in parallel.
Hey Steve, I will take free promo wherever I can get it. I am glad that you are satisfied with the SM55 replacement shock mounts. I have refined the technique so the next generation will be better than the first.
Sorry I always wanted to say that. I think it is sooo cool that you are fabbing shock mount replacements for the 55's. I took one apart and was going to spec a material for it and then have them die cut or cut them myself. Getting started was the hard part. As a stop-gap measure, I wrapped some foam tape around the top post. I have 2 '55's I bought with no connector/stand mount bases that need shock mounts and I have an older 55 (reddish-brown silk) that is nice...a little pitted. but needs mounts more than the other two.
So tell me...what other 55 stuff do you have for sale? I think I'd like to try a set of the foam screens. Do they fit in the 55S body? - How think is the foam? Does it work like a traditional wind screen? How much?...so many questions.
PS. I'll attach a "Polaroid" of the older 55S.
Steve is quite a character and has purchased shock mounts and foam from the Micdoctor stash (soon to be offered in my store). Nice looking display of mics there, and a handsome child, to boot.
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 12:09 PM
I´m looking for a Shure pre 1951 black label CR in mint condition.
Do you have?
Regards - Christer
No , not this time.
i have bid on every element that has come up lately, and lost most, except for some shure dynamic cartridges.
i will keep my eye out and put your mail up in the micdoctor mailbag. maybe someone else has one (that they will part with is another ?)
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 7:06 PM
Helo Artur, REGARDS FROM SPAIN.
!!!God vendiga to Spain and America ¡¡¡
troski ca.lo (email@example.com)
hello my friend,
come and sign my new guest book.
are you enjoying your (Cheetah SM55) microphone?
i was sad, and had to make a new one to replace it..
!!!God vendiga to America and Spain¡¡¡
Submitted via eBay seller contact:
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 2:13 PM
Subject: Question for seller -- Item #2562194806
this is a nice mic, i bought 2 on ebay a few months ago at 10 bucks
each new... wish you the best...jimsi
Question from: jimsi_us
Title of item: Shure Microphone 515SDX Dynamic Mint mic
hi, jimsi, thanks for the input. you got a great deal, and made me
think what the heck was i doing selling it.
i am glad it closed with no buyer. it stays in the collection.
Name = Brian
email = firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments = Hi there. Thanks for the great info on your site. Looking
foward to future updates and additions. Anyway, just came across a site
that sells mic cables with 3-pin Amphenol type connectors for the some
of the shure 55 mics. They have new and sometimes used too. Just thought
I'd pass it along to you.
Thanks for checking in. Yes I know of oaktree, i sent another gentleman there , he bought a pair of cables and wrote back how happy he was.
at 55 bucks a throw, they are a little out of my price range. i have located some of the holy grail connectors by buying other old shure mics that the cable was included. am currently making up a couple of new ones, some more shock mounts, and have 4 sm55s in various stages of refurb along with EV, American, Astatic.
It takes a lot of time to update the site, post and deal with ebay deals, stock my own store - and make new stuff. but i love to do it.
This note came in via the contact form.
Name = ove sandberg
email = email@example.com
Comments = Hi ! I´m wondering if you have any Astatic JT30 or 200
grill, or Shure Bullit grill for sale ? I´m bulding myself a bullit mic in
wood,and have need for a grill to complete the mic !
Best Regards Ove Sandberg Sweden Europe
i am sorry for the delay, the email got lost. i check email on 3 machines..
anyway, i don't have what you are asking for. i had just lost a bid on a bunch of mics that would have been perfect.
here is an astatic 200 currently up for bid
and lastly, i looked at your site. very nicely done.
i hope you dont mind if i put your email and link on the mailbag page
and email me a pic when you get your wood mic finished, please.
If anyone reading this has what he needs, please share!
installed the mounts and the cartridge is nice and firm. I can imagine
that vibrations are damped also. Do you happen to know if the shock
mounts dampen any resonance in the mic itself, by their physical
character? I guess not since it's so heavy. Are they primarily to
protect from dropping etc.? (from S.H.)
your install looks good.
yes, the shock mounts to provide isolation from low frequency noise. stuff
we may not pay attention to, but will show up in feedback on stage or as hum
in a recording. thanks for taking the plunge.
your mic will be featured in new mailbag feature i am putting up on
micdoctor.com today. come visit later...
Hola Mr. I am repairing two mikes shure 55s. One of them is the shure 55w
brotters, very ancient, I am doing the winding of the thread of the
capsule, so(then,since) this coffee with a dash of milk(cut), he(she) can say all the honmios to me has the winding? THANK YOU I am the funny man of Spain, and am a watchmaker and this of the mikes gives me to him(you,them) well ok .... we prune to interchange opinions, also I do violins, permit him(her) to ask VD TO WHICH HE(SHE) DEVOTES HIMSELF(HERSELF) OF WORK OUT OF EBAY? If he(she)believes that it is an impertinecia mia it(he,she,I) does not answer(do notanswer) myself, up to(even) always. (from L in Spain)
I need a translator.
I put this through the babelfish translator, and the results were even more undecipherable. I have been communicating with this new pen-pal, even giving him a reference to an eBay'er that didn't want to ship to Spain. She didn't budge, and even mentioned it in her relisting.
I say BOYCOTT this auction!
okay...how's this for a first...
this is the one i repaired to show to my friends and test the
reaction...since it's purple...came back with the idea of doing the next
one in pink! i went to a store here for the right silk...nothing to find in a musicshop, but several choices in the fabrics store...i see on your site
you chose some nice printed fabrics...
i do believe it takes you quite some hours to completely restore the
mics...i had this one in excellent shape except for the fabric and the
shockmounts and that took me quite some hours to get rebuild and cleaned
and looking like it does now in the pics! (Tommielee in Netherlands)
Tommielee is another penpal, who came forward and asked if I would ship there. I hedged and said sure..then he was outbid by L in Spain.
We have exchanged several emails, this is the first of his that I will post.
His mic is featured on his "soft-launched" site, www.niftyfifty.nl
The Mailbag will be updated frequently to share community questions and input. Thanks for stopping by.