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Author Topic: Beyer M500n TLC quuestion.  (Read 2476 times)

fzfile

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Beyer M500n TLC quuestion.
« on: June 15, 2004, 09:01:02 AM »

I just picked up a Beyer m500n ribbon mic yesterday.

It is in the original case and has all of the original paperwork with plot in German.

The foam in the case has disintigrated as has the foam windscreen inside the mic grill.

I of course removed the case foam and cleaned the case.

But after removing the foam wind screen in the grill i can see little foam particles inside the capsule and around the magnet and ribbon.

Now I carefully removed the white double mesh screen thing that covers the ribbon and removed most of the particles from that by blowing through it and "sticky fingering" off what I could.

But what is the safest/best way to get the particles out from around the ribbon and the magnet.

Also there is a slight bit of oxidation on the magnets.
The ribbon looks shiny and clean.

How do I remove the oxidation or do I need to????
Is it something that I need to worry about.

The mic seems to sound fine (very good in fact) but I want to clean it up the best I can.

One last question.
I paid 225 for it and dont know how good a deal, if at all, that is but is it worth it to maybe have it modded??

Is it Steven Sank that does the ribbon upgrades???

Its the only ribbon in my locker so far and just from cursory listening I expect it will see quite a bit of use.

Thanks

-mike
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Re: Beyer M500n TLC quuestion.
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2004, 11:44:56 AM »

Call Stephen and ask him how much to just clean it up and check it.
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Harvey "Is that the right note?" Gerst
Indian Trail Recording Studio

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Re: Beyer M500n TLC quuestion.
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2004, 12:16:48 PM »

Good idea.

Would you happen to have his number or contact info.

I cant seem to locate it by Googling.

Thanks.

-mike
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Re: Beyer M500n TLC quuestion.
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2004, 01:00:40 PM »

It's: (505) 332-0336.
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Re: Beyer M500n TLC quuestion.
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2004, 01:20:19 PM »

Thanks Harvey.

Stephen is a cool dude.
Very mellow fellow.

I'm just gonna send it.
For a few beans he'll do the mod and clean it up nice.

I just moved and have yet to set up my new rig anyway so I wont "need" it right away.

Of course I didn't "need" it in the 1st place.

I look at mics as long term investments anyway for the most part and this will be a decent one.


-mike
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