Is there a way to open up a Shure Beta 58A in the middle? One of the two wires on going to the capsule broke and is now too short to solder back. Can I open the mic or take the capsule out to get more wire or replace it? I'm very good with soldering -- I used to do it for a living.
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Re: Is there a way to open up a Shure Beta 58A?
Once you remove the grill, there is a C-Clip that holds the cartridge down into the handle. Use some c-clip pliers to pull the c-clip out of the handle. The c-clip will remain around the post on the cartridge, but that's ok.
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I assume you are asking about a wired Beta 58A. The Beta 58A is not offered with a switch. Audio Engineers do not like switches on microphones as the talent could accidentally switch off the microphone.
you could open the bottom and check the wires are ok, then unscrew the capsule and check those wires are ok. if you have a scope you could check the capsule.
if none of the above makes any sense then its dealer time, tech time. These are very hardy mics I remember singers throwing these and dropping them all the time when i was at gigs. It may be it just fell the wrong way, but its worth checking the wires first.
Have you tried using a different cable? Hopefully thats it.But more than likely due to it's age it could be the capsule.That would require replacement by a Shure factory repair shop.Go to Shure's website and check their repair fees.