Cascade Fathead Ribbon Microphone Repair

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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