I won't bore you lot with the ups and downs of me trying to get this
thing sorted out, no actually I will!
I bought a 2nd hand Groove Tubes GT44
microphone about 6 months back on the promise from an reputable composer of piano music,
that it was a sweet little mic that could do magical things if pointed in the right
All was well up until about 2 months ago when the damn thing started
getting windy on me. It was making really strange gusty sounds.
I must admit, I
am still a complete novice when it comes to electronics and building these pseudo "ears"
so the first thing I did was scramble for the mouse and keyboard in search for THE answer
on some forum or muso website.
I ended up contacting (without knowing) the
actual founder and designer of said microphone, a Mr. Aspen Pittman. Mr Pittman gave some
excellent advice and agreed to send me a replacement capsule and 7-pin XLR cable. I must
stress here that he did this because I insisted that it must be either of these things
causing the problem.
A few weeks later, I received the capsule and XLR cable,
beautifully packaged with care by Aspen. I tested the capsule and guess what, still the
same windy horrid noise. I went to try the new cable and ARRRGGHH it was the wrong one; a
6-pin, not a 7-pin cable! Not my day!
So I ended up buying a replacement 7-pin
XLR lead from Thomann, got it in the post this eve only to find that guess what?? Still
the same noise.
Finally common sense kicked in and I opened up the microphone
to take a closed look.
This is what I found....https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3C54-b16RXia0hpMzVxc25YbjA/edit?usp=shar
Is it me or is that capacitor fried? it's even causing the plastic on
the 2 black wires to melt!!!
God I'm dumb, I mean why did I not figure this
out before? Can anyone help me get this thing fixed? Is it possible?
-------------------- Beat This