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Riley Casey

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Re: Mic sterilization
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2011, 01:59:39 pm »

I have never understood why this continues to be such a voodoo topic year in and year out.  This technique has worked on the hundreds of mics I've had over the last 30 years or so.  It's not something that works for between every set of a festival but for between show and shop inventory maintenance its just fine.

1 - fill a sink or large pan with warm water and mild dish detergent
2- unscrew mic balls and place in pan
3- swish the mic balls around in the water and let sit for an additional 15 minutes
4 - rinse the windscreens both inside and outside with warm water under the tap
5 - let air dry and replace on mics

for really grungy lip stick and worse use and old toothbrush to loosen the crud and swish it again

Ray Soly

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Re: Mic sterilization
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2011, 05:56:05 pm »

I want to start sterilizing my vox mics afer shows.  How do I do that ?

Thanks, Ma


for quick fast drying "during the show"  I use this spray..http://www.lanacane.com/anti-bacterial-first-aid-spray.asp
otherwise what Riley suggests.......
Ray
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Jack Kontney

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Re: Mic sterilization
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011, 08:57:09 pm »

+1 on Microphome.

This stuff is fantastic. One squirt of foam in the palm, rub it on the grille, let it evaporate (a couple minutes) and you're done. Sterilized, deodorized, no residue. Way better than wipes IMHO - no waste. You get over 100 cleanings from a small bottle, costs about $10 IIRC via Amazon, Full Compass, etc.

Highly recommended. Every tour, every club, every church should carry this stuff. Studio cats, too -- because it's a foam, the solvent sticks to the grille and won't harm internal electronics. And talent LOVES it when you come out and sterilize their mic before a session.


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James Seagus

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Re: Mic sterilization
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2011, 02:46:40 pm »

Sounds great.
Any UK posters know where MicroPhome is available locally?
The unscrew/dip/rinse/dry thing is a pain.
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Jack Kontney

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Re: Mic sterilization
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2011, 01:00:39 pm »

Sounds great.
Any UK posters know where MicroPhome is available locally?
The unscrew/dip/rinse/dry thing is a pain.

James, there's a website (www.microphome.eu) on this. Looks like they have an online store and a couple retailers in the UK.
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Alwin Acuña

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Re: Mic sterilization
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2011, 01:30:39 pm »

+1 on the Microphome.
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James Seagus

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Re: Mic sterilization
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2011, 11:22:21 am »

James, there's a website (www.microphome.eu) on this. Looks like they have an online store and a couple retailers in the UK.

Thanks, Jack.

I'm all over it, like germs on a 58 grille.
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