Beyerdynamic M500/M260

Beyerdynamic M500/M260 Ribbon Replacement Service

$120.00Add to cart

The Beyerdynamic M500/M260 is a great sounding hyper cardioid ribbon microphone.  They employ a small geometry ribbon, with an acoustic chamber behind the ribbon that extends into the base of the microphone to alter the microphones pickup pattern.

In many cases, there is debris in the magnetic gap, which can take the form of flaking glue, or sometimes metal contamination.  In this example, flaking glue is preventing the ribbon from proper movement.  Unfortunately, in most cases the ribbon needs to be replaced in order to properly clean.

Here are a couple of examples:

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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.

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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.

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Ribbon imprint from ribbon being pushed against screen during excessive excursion

 

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New ribbon installed, and ready for reassembly

 

Melodium 42B

Melodium Ribbon Replacement Service

$120.00Add to cart

Melodium This ribbon mic is French Made, and is similar in internal design to the RCA 44. (more…)

Oktava ML-19

Oktava Ribbon Replacement Service

$120.00Add to cart

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This end address, directional ribbon mic has pretty good high frequency response for a ribbon microphone.

 

 

In for repair with a low output and missing low frequency response was this Soviet era Oktava ML-19 ribbon mic. (more…)

RCA KU-2A

RCA Ribbon Replacement Service

$160.00Add to cart

RCAKU2AThis RCA KU-2A Uni-directional ribbon mic (also known as “The Skunk Mic”) came in in need of a new ribbon.  (more…)

RCA 77D

RCA Ribbon Replacement Service

$160.00Add to cart

RCA77D

 

This RCA 77D came in with an extreme sag to the ribbon, resulting in a very thin sounding microphone, with very little low frequency content. (more…)

RCA 74b

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This RCA 74B ribbon microphone was in need of a little more than a new ribbon.

RCA 74B Ribbon Replacement Service

$160.00Add to cart


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Coles 4038

4038_fullOriginally developed by the BBC in the early 1950’s, and manufactured by STC and then Coles, the 4038 is known for being a somewhat fragile, but excellent sounding ribbon microphone. (more…)