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Old August 8th, 2010, 03:22 PM   #1
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Bends in wireless pack antennas

Hey, Guy, Ty or any of the others who post on the site...got a question: I have 2 senni "G2" systems that--over time--have developed bends in both the transmitter and receiver bodypacks, and was wondering if there is some neat trick to get bends (not kinks) out of the antennas? I know these bends can hinder the performance of the sets and before I make a problem worse by trying to just bend them back into shape, thought I'd poll the forum for guidance, wisdom and advice. ;-)

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Old August 9th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #2
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The G2 antennas are quite floppy and are normally bendy.

Or do you mean that they have a tight bend, like a fold?
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Old August 10th, 2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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Hi Terry,

If they're less than 2 years old, you may be able to get them replaced under warranty at Sennheiser's discretion (read fine print Powered by Google Docs). Give Sennheiser a ring. I believe that we can order replacement antennas for the SK100 or EK100 G2 at less than $20 if memory serves me correctly. PM me if you'd like any assistance in doing so.
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Old August 11th, 2010, 10:46 PM   #4
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Hey, Guy...thanks for the "heads up." Unfortunately, the sets are just barely out of warranty! :-( I actually got a note from Scott Houston at Sennheiser USA and apparently because the antennas are soldered into the packs they need to be sent back to Senni for repair--unless you do that kind of thing for them as an authorized repair center. I'd be delighted to do business with you! BTW--I've watched the video you did for the g2 set...several times. It's a great reminder tutorial!

Thanks again!
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Old August 11th, 2010, 10:51 PM   #5
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How bent are they? Usually you can just 'bend & roll' the antenna to a vertical position. If you have folds... that may be a different story.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 12:46 PM   #6
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Hey, Guy...thanks for the "heads up." Unfortunately, the sets are just barely out of warranty! :-( I actually got a note from Scott Houston at Sennheiser USA and apparently because the antennas are soldered into the packs they need to be sent back to Senni for repair--unless you do that kind of thing for them as an authorized repair center. I'd be delighted to do business with you! BTW--I've watched the video you did for the g2 set...several times. It's a great reminder tutorial!

Thanks again!
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Hi Terry,

Scott is a good guy, he'll take care of you. I've had him here showing secret prototype mics so I know full well that he knows his stuff. If it were me, I'd just send them into Sennheiser USA for repair direct. Be sure to post back and follow-up what the cost was. Some others might have the same issue.

I'm glad the you watched G2 tutorial video, that's basically the training that Sennheiser gave us dealers distilled down to laymen's terms in 1/2 the time, while also adding in a few tips aimed at the videographer instead of the music industry. Hopefully we'll get a G3 version out soon.
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