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Contact mic

Post by Grindingandrust » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:17 pm

I've been using a DIY piezo contact mic since my humble beginnings and I'm tired of it breaking so I'm going to buy one online. Any suggestions?

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Re: Contact mic

Post by Bipolar Fucking Joe » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:55 pm

Yeah, make them better.

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Re: Contact mic

Post by xdugef » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:17 pm

Crank sturgeon makes good ones but basically you need to dip it in epoxy resin and / or plasti dip

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Re: Contact mic

Post by ¼ dead » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:26 pm

Bracing the part of the mic that receives most of the tension that leads to breaking against a rigid surface should help. There are a lot of ways to accomplish this, but it's up to you to figure out what works best for you.

I've gotten serviceable results just thumbtacking a piezo and the first inch or so of the cable soldered to it onto a piece of wood, placing the thumbtacks at various spots around the cable and element to anchor it tightly to the wood.

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Re: Contact mic

Post by MKULTRA » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:11 am

As Joe said make them better. Strain relief is important.

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