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Old April 6th, 2007, 05:57 AM   #1
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Small diameter external mic question

What are folks using to adapt smaller diameter external mics to the clamp on the A1 short of using a different mount?

A few turns of Gaffers tape on the mic barrel to make it thicker?
Some sort of foam padding?
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Old April 6th, 2007, 08:11 AM   #2
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Hi Don, gaffer's tape has indeed been suggested in the past, but a more elegant solution involves a trip to your local mega-hardware store for some rubber bushings (there are bound to be some in just the right size).
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Old April 6th, 2007, 08:18 AM   #3
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Ahhh, perhaps some O-rings...
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Old April 6th, 2007, 11:35 AM   #4
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Or rubber bands.
The mount barely is big enough for my old Sony mic, but I managed to squeeze it down OK.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 11:33 AM   #5
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a little gaff tape works fine
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Old April 10th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #6
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I use a wrap or two of softish foam....maybe helps with isolation a bit more than gaffer tape would. Using a Audio Technica 4051a with the mount.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 03:13 PM   #7
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Don,,

Please take a look at my mic mount. It will allow you to use a rubber band shock mount AND mount a radio receiver, in addition to solving the too small a mic problem. Check it out at www.thej-rod.com

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