Repair Your Ribbon Microphone!


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4 micron foil also available.

DIY ribbon foil material for ribbon microphones
  D.I.Y Ribbon Microphone Foil Replacement.
  • 2.5 Micron x 50 x 101 MM.
  • Perfect for D.I.Y Ribbon mics or replacement ribbons!
  • Approx: 2 x 4". Enough to make 4 - 6 ribbons 5MM" wide.
Foil is NOT corrugated! -Since you need to cut the ribbon to your particular size, you must do this yourself. INSTRUCTIONS. are provided. below:
4 Micron Foil.

DIY 2.5 micron foil material for ribbon microphones
  D.I.Y Ribbon Microphone Foil Replacement.
  • 4 Micron. Two 1/2 x 4" strips.
  • Approx: Enough to make 4 ribbons 5MM" wide.
  • Perfect for D.I.Y Ribbon mics or replacement ribbons!
Foil is NOT corrugated! -Since you need to cut the ribbon to your particular size, you must do this yourself. INSTRUCTIONS. are provided. below:
Purchase 4 Micron Foil.$9.50



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DIY ribbon foil material for ribbon microphones



When is a ribbon too thick? The RSM-4 ribbon mic uses a "6 micron" ribbon and it's a pretty nice sounding mic, especially after you remove the internal headbasket / wind blast screens. Replacing with a 4 micron makes the mic sound better. So naturally replacing with a 2.5 ribbon will make it even better sounding!

4 micron ribbons work perfectly well and are used in a major ribbon mic maker's live models. The difference in frequency between 4 and 2.5 micron foils is nil. However with the 2.5 micron foil - output IS louder, and transients are slightly faster as well. Do I personally prefer thinner ribbons like 2.5 micron in my own mics? Yes! However they do cost more, they are somewhat harder to install, and because 'thinner' means 'louder', it also means easier to break! But don't worry, all good ribbon mics come with thin ribbons such as this! If you do any live work then the 4 micron ribbon may be for you. If doing studio-only work then the 2.5 micron ribbon is a great choice. Both ribbon foils sound great when installed correctly.

NOTE:

I do not claim for one second that this is a professional way to do this! However, if in a bind you can repair your mic! I have repaired at least 67 mics in the last 5 years with great results. I could care less what some electronic meter tells me about my repair, I listen with my ears! All of the mics I have repaired sounded good to me, and I'm a mastering / mixing engineer od over 20 years experience! There is little difference in the way repairs are done. Trust your ears!

Now learn how to Cut and corrugate the ribbon!

Recording Guitar Amps With Ribbon Mic.



A good position for your ribbon mic on guitar cab is as shown:
About 4 - 8" from center of speaker, and tilted 30 -45 degrees
depepnding on how loud and bassy. The figure 8 mic should
be tilted up, or down for different room sounds. A wind-screen
can be also used for super loud amps!


Recording Guitar Amps With Ribbon Mic

Side view of ribbon microphone in front of guitar cabinet. Run
the mic into a pre-amp and compressor before the DAW.


Correct position of Ribbon Mic for amp recording