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Old July 10th, 2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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Rode stereo video mic problem

Hi All,

For reasons I won't bore you with I had to remove my Rode stereo video mic from its rubber mountings. I now regret this as I never really managed to get the rubber rings back in place satisfactorily, so now every time I get it out one or two of them have come off causing fiddly adjustments just when I need to work quickly. Does anyone know a good way of re-securing the rubber mounts properly - they just slot into grooves on the mic and mic holder but somehow are no longer very secure,

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Old July 10th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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Re: Rode stereo video mic problem

I own the original Rode Videomic, the Stereo Videomic and now the Videomic Pro (amongst numerous mics in my "collection").

I've not tried it on the SVM as I've not had a problem with the rubber suspension bands coming off on that one at all.... but a few years ago I put a tiny blob of Superglue on the inside edge of each of the mounting lugs of the Videomic and then replaced the rubber bands. I just got fed up with them keep coming off!

It's a perfect solution I think as the bands no longer pop off, yet when they eventually perish you can just peel off the remains of the rubber band, clean up the lugs with a scalpel or crafy knife and re-glue a fresh set of bands on.

I posted this tip on here quite a long while ago but I've no idea if others now use it!

I've also done the same with my recently purchased VMP as that too seems a bit prone to the rubber suspension coming adrift!

I've just looked at my SVM and I am surprised that this is a problem as it seems to have the most secure fitting design of the three mics in this family, with the rubber bands held tightly within metal notches. However, just maybe Superglue will work for you with it now that you've "somehow loosened" the suspension at these attachment points? [....go on, bore us with the reason!]

Hope this helps!
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Old July 10th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #3
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Re: Rode stereo video mic problem

O rings are commonly used to suspend microphones and these are available in various materials with different cross sections and diameters. Rode use the most readily available material in their mounts and if you go to a bearing supplier you will probably see the different sizes on display. Your O rings may have taken on a set or may just be too big. Selecting O rings of a size smaller should solve the problem.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 03:29 PM   #4
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Thanks Andy and Alastair. I'll try the super glue trick first!
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