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I have a Shure 55SH microphone that is about 5 years old. It started cutting in and out this week on a very random basis. I've opened it up and I don't see anything loose. Any ideas what it might be?

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  • kaylataylorj Sep 20, 2009

    Hi, Blue Dog. I have indeed tried a different cable and a different channel on the mixer. I thought when I opened it up I'd see a loose wire under the on/off switch but . . . nada. Everything seems to be connected to the housing where the mic cable connects, as well.

    It definitely a problem with the microphone. I bought a new one the next morning because I had another show and it works just perfect. Sure that might seem to have solved the problem, but I'd like to be able to repair the old microphone so if the same problem happens to the new microphone, I'll know how to fix it.

    Thanks so much for any other ideas you might have.

  • Kevin O'Brien
    Kevin O'Brien May 11, 2010

    If the switch seems ok, it might be a bad connection under the diaphragm. I'm not really familiar with your exact model, but with many shures you should be able to unscrew the screen and carefully remove the diaphragm without much effort. There should be a couple of wires connecting it to the body of the mic, and one of those solder joints might be broken.

  • Kevin O'Brien
    Kevin O'Brien May 11, 2010

    Have you already tried the mic with a different cable, and a different channel on your mixer?

    Do you know that the problem is with the mic, and not a pre-amp, cable, mixer, etc.?

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Have you tried different mic cables with the microphone?
Make sure the pins of the male end of the connectors on the microphone are intact and clean.
Also, check the mic cartridge.
Take it to a music store.

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