Shure Elvis Microphone Repair SS55

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  1. hank57

    hank57 Silver Supporting Member

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    When I was a young man I got this Mic. It appeared to be a non-working mic but it looked soooo cool. Fast-forward nearly 30 years I have decided it should be fixed. I have built amps and wired guitars and I think I may be able to do this myself but I'm open to having someone else do it.

    So the questions are: Do you know any supply stores for for parts for a mic like this? Ever repaired one yourself? Should I have someone else do it and who do you recommend?

    Lastly the threads are stripped where is connects to a mic stand. What to do there?

    Thanks TGP
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  2. hank57

    hank57 Silver Supporting Member

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    Wella wella wella bump
     
  3. Rex Anderson

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    Have you tried calling Shure?

    I think you can retrofit an SM-57 capsule in it if desired.

    You could call Klaus Heyne-he might do the work or recommend someone who does (not sure if he does dynamic mics). Oliver Archut might also do that work. Those are the top guys.
     
  4. rokpunk

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    i've fixed them before, but honestly, i'd call shure service and let them refurbish it. i think it falls into the $50 flat rate scale of theirs. call parts at (800) 516-2525 .they might send you to repair from there.
     
  5. mark norwine

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    I could be wrong, but I *think* Shure makes a modern mic in that "package".

    Taylor Swift was using such a device on the Grammys....ain't no way they were using old 55 mics (because...frankly.....they don't sound very good).

    If I'm right [and I may very well be full of $hit...], maybe Shure can retrofit this with modern guts, and XLR connector, etc.

    But as for having a 55 rebuilt to original specs? Why bother? They really don't sound very good...

    EDIT: check it out.... http://www.revintage.se/s55.html Stick a beta58 in there & rock on, big time!
     
  6. rokpunk

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    they do make a new version of this mic that does sound a bit better, but if you are like me, it's a display piece, not a "go to" mic. mine sits on my desk on a nice marble stand.
     
  7. hank57

    hank57 Silver Supporting Member

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    Very good info people. Thanks for the help
     

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