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Cascade Fathead II

Cascade Fathead Ribbon Replacement Service

$120.00Add to cart

This Cascade Fathead came in for repair sounding not very happy.

A peak inside shows a ribbon mic that was likely subjected to some close proximity, loud guitar amplifier.

Cascade Fathead II Ribbon mic with flattened ribbon from excessive excursion


A closer look at the excursion shows what happens when ribbons are subjected to too much air movement. The ribbon is pushed against the screen to the point where the corrugations are removed, and the ribbon takes on the pattern of the screen it is pushed against.

Ribbon imprint from ribbon being pushed against screen during excessive excursion


New ribbon installed, and ready for reassembly


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Repair Overview

The ribbon mic repair service process can be summarized as follows:

  1. Add the appropriate Service to your shopping cart ( Standard, Stereo, 4038 repair service), and complete checkout from the site.  You will pay the return shipping at checkout time, which is flat rate.
  2. Upon successful checkout, ship your well packaged microphone to our mailing address.
  3. When the microphone is received and has been repaired, you will receive an email notifying you of return shipment, including tracking number.
  4. Your repaired microphone arrives repaired and ready for use.

Repair time is roughly 2-5 days from receipt of the microphone, depending on our workload, the amount of effort involved in the repair, and the phase of the moon.