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Ribbon mike storage
Old 19th August 2002
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cymatics's Avatar
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Ribbon mike storage

I have a pair of 4038's that I am wary of storing next to other mics (or even each other for that matter) due to the strength of the magnet. Is it possible for the magnet in a ribbon mic to damage another mic if they are next to each other for a period of time?

- jon
Old 25th November 2006
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Old 25th November 2006
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Don't know about that but store them upright.
If you store them on their back it can make the
ribbon sag over time.
Old 25th November 2006 | Show parent
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I'd definitely keep the two 4038s apart from each other. I notice that even when they are in their cases the magnet is strong enough to pull. That can't be good on the ribbon, epecially when you consider gravity can damage one.
Old 25th November 2006 | Show parent
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Interesting question.
I don't own 4038s but do have several ribbon mics.
Do my best to store them upright but never thought about proximity to each other while sitting on the shelf.

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