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Old 18th September 2010, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default Fixing a vintage broadcast microphone HELP!

hi guys this is my first post. i ordered a vintage microphone (early 60s) off of ebay and it claimed to be working, but when i received it, ive been getting no signal. i decided i could probably fix it, but with not much experience, i think i need your help

here are a few pictures of the microphone and all of the solder points and junk:
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^solder points of the cable that was attached to the mic

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^wires from the mic, red and black. that came off of the attached cable (by accident)

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^the mic

What i am thinking of doing is getting this:
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and somehow wiring the black and red cables from the bottom of the mic to this stereo plug. would this be possible? then i could provide my own TRS cable to plug into my mixer. PLEASE HELP ME GUYS, im a n00b
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Old 18th September 2010, 05:40 AM   #2
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Tell us the make and model of the microphone and, we hope, a link to a data sheet. All the necessary information should be there.
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Old 18th September 2010, 12:48 PM   #3
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It doesn't say the model or brand on it, I think this microphone was paired with a reel to reel when it was new but they only sold the mic
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Old 18th September 2010, 03:23 PM   #4
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A different camera that can take close-up photos might help. It's not what I would call a broadcast mic.
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Old 18th September 2010, 07:07 PM   #5
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A different camera that can take close-up photos might help. It's not what I would call a broadcast mic.

It reminds me of the mic on some Ampex 2" VTRs for recording messages on the cue track as service aids.

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Old 18th September 2010, 09:01 PM   #6
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I'll say G stands for Good Grief! 2" Ampex VTRs? That's a blast from the past.

Yep, you're gonna need better photos. They don't have to be big, just close and in focus.
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Old 19th September 2010, 05:21 PM   #7
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I'll say G stands for Good Grief! 2" Ampex VTRs? That's a blast from the past.

Yep, you're gonna need better photos. They don't have to be big, just close and in focus.
Yep it is but here is the scary part. I worked on an AVR-1 on Tuesday, and AVR-2 on Wednesday and I was supposed to work on some AVR-3s on Saturday but I ran out of time. However, that was an unusual week. The employer likes that I can work on the 'legacy' equipment. I'm known there as 'Mr. Capacitor' as most of the failures are caps.

To the OP, does your camera have a macro mode? That would help a lot.

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