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sennheiser 421 shock mount, REplacement o-rings

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Anonymous
November 14, 2004 11:32:44 PM

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Hi folks,

FOund a local SEnnheiser dealer to get one from a couple months ago,
probably close to a year ago now. Anyway have used the shock mount
for the 421 about half a dozen times, but last time it got used I had
a little help breaking down and somebody put the brute force touch on
the mic and mount, so now the mount's minus one of those little stupid
o-rings.

Any ideas on replacing this so the mic sits square in the mount again
as it ought? Failing that I guess I"m stuck with buying another for
half a picture of Ben Franklin or so.

Bums me out because somewhere in the past somebody stripped out the
threads on my standard mount for that mic too.





Richard Webb,
Electric SPider Productions, New Orleans, La.
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Anonymous
November 14, 2004 11:32:45 PM

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In article <MhPld.13162$jE2.1047@bignews4.bellsouth.net>,
<0junk4me@bellsouth.net
> wrote:
>
>FOund a local SEnnheiser dealer to get one from a couple months ago,
>probably close to a year ago now. Anyway have used the shock mount
>for the 421 about half a dozen times, but last time it got used I had
>a little help breaking down and somebody put the brute force touch on
>the mic and mount, so now the mount's minus one of those little stupid
>o-rings.
>
>Any ideas on replacing this so the mic sits square in the mount again
>as it ought? Failing that I guess I"m stuck with buying another for
>half a picture of Ben Franklin or so.

Hardware store. O-ring drawer.

>Bums me out because somewhere in the past somebody stripped out the
>threads on my standard mount for that mic too.

That's good! Most of them have the tip break off! Get together with
someone with a broken tip and swap parts and you'll have a good one between
you.
--scott

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Anonymous
November 15, 2004 3:50:47 AM

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0junk4me@bellsouth.net wrote:

> ...the mount's minus one of those little stupid
> o-rings.
>
> Any ideas on replacing this so the mic sits square in the mount again
> as it ought?

Find someone who had an O-ring assortment, like an auto supply store,
machine shop, some place that rebuilds pumps and compressors, a real
hardware store, maybe even a Lowes... hell, you're in N'Orleans, there
might be an O-ring supply house within five miles just waiting for you.
Take your mount and mic with you and try 'em 'til you find one that
does what you want. I'd bet you get away with it for less that five
bucks plus gas.

Or
http://www.allorings.com/
http://www.oringswest.com/

try sizing one already on the mount that matches your missing ring.
These places might only sell you 10 or 20 minimum quantity/order, but as
you have experienced it might be good to have spares.

O-rings are also handy for holding those foam ball windscreens on smooth
mics, you put an O-ring on the mic that fits snug so it's not blocking
or near any openings and push the windscreen over it, the o-ring gives
something for the foam to grab. I've done this with KM-84s.

Maybe you need an assortment. No, I'm not an o-ring salesman.
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Anonymous
November 15, 2004 7:44:28 AM

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On 2004-11-14 kludge@panix.com(ScottDorsey) said:
>>Bums me out because somewhere in the past somebody stripped out the
>>threads on my standard mount for that mic too.
>That's good! Most of them have the tip break off! Get together
>with someone with a broken tip and swap parts and you'll have a
>good one between you.
Yah I've seen that too. I'd always used the regular mounts with those
and thought for some of the uses I put it to a shock mount would be
right handy so I finally bought one. THat was partly due to my
regular mount being fubar.
Getting to the point where I almost won't let helpers take down
microphones anymore <g>.




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Anonymous
November 15, 2004 11:54:54 AM

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In article <H3Tld.4255$_i1.2399@news01.roc.ny>, gwatts
<gwatts@frontiernet.net> wrote:

> 0junk4me@bellsouth.net wrote:
>
> > ...the mount's minus one of those little stupid
> > o-rings.
> >
> > Any ideas on replacing this so the mic sits square in the mount again
> > as it ought?
>
> Find someone who had an O-ring assortment, like an auto supply store,
> machine shop, some place that rebuilds pumps and compressors, a real
> hardware store, maybe even a Lowes... hell, you're in N'Orleans, there
> might be an O-ring supply house within five miles just waiting for you.

Try Dixie Jet Electronics on Airline.

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Anonymous
November 15, 2004 10:36:45 PM

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On 2004-11-15 jnh@epsno.com(JeddHaas) said:
>> Find someone who had an O-ring assortment, like an auto supply
>>store, machine shop, some place that rebuilds pumps and
>>compressors, a real hardware store, maybe even a Lowes... hell,
>>you're in N'Orleans, there might be an O-ring supply house within
>five miles just waiting for you. Try Dixie Jet Electronics on
>Airline. --
COol, I get out that way once in awhile.

YOu must be a native. I relocated here three years ago from Iowa.



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