Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 10:05 AM
Subject: RE: replacment parts availability request
Unfortunately the original 55, 55S, 55SH, 55SW etc.. were
disconitinued in 1978 and we no longer have any parts available for
these older mics. These mics are generally just considered collectors
items now. The only parts compatible form the current 55SH series II
(reissue) are the front and rear screens but they are now charcoal in
color. The part number for the front screen is 36A172 and they are
available for $0.41 each. The rear foam is part number 36A173 and they
are available for $0.31 each. Please call 1-800-516-2525 and dial ext
2 for our parts department if you would like to purchase these parts.
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 1:40 PM
Subject: replacment parts availability request
I collect SM 55's from all eras, usually via eBay. Many are in sorry
condition after years of storage.
As an electrical engineer, I like to make them look and work as best I
I am looking for the following:
-any other parts, like the transformer assembly, HML switch, and
replacement screws for the front face of the body.
-R55 Dynamic Cartridge
-Silk replacement kit(s) small and large head size
-Rubber cartridge mounts
-Shure logo circular plate
Thanks in advance for any assistance in availability and pricing that
you could provide.
If you are interested, check out SM55 Corner on my website. There is a
lot of 50's retro culture popularity in Europe, and I get many visitors
asking advice as to what to do with mics they buy from US that are in
need of repair.