Fixing a vintage broadcast microphone HELP!

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gmanoaks4

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2010-09-18 4:06 am
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
 
I'll say G² 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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