How do I clean my microphones?

​Question

  • How do I clean my microphones?

Environment

  • Product Family:​ Audio Systems​
  • Product: SSR-100, SSR-200, SSR-300, SSR-AM, Custom Control Rack
  • Components:​ Microphones​​
  • Control System:

Answer/Steps

​​Shure SM58 and similar microphones with removable grille

  1. Carefully remove the grille
    1. Grab the microphone just beneath the grille and turn the grill counter-clockwise to unscrew it, make sure the two parts of the body don't come unscrewed from each other.
      microphone unscrew.png
  2. The grille can then be cleaned using water and a mild detergent like dishwashing soap.
    Do not use any liquids to clean non-removable grilles or parts
  3. If there is material stuck in the grille use a toothbrush with soft bristles.
  4. ​Let the grille dry completely before re-attaching to the microphone to prevent moisture damage.

 
Lavalier and head-worn microphones
  1. If there is a removable foam windscreen, carefully remove it and clean using water mixed with a mild detergent
  2. To clean the grille that is not removable under the windscreen, hold the microphone upside down and carefully scrub the grille with a soft bristle toothbrush.  Do not use any liquids to clean non-removable grilles or parts

 
Electrovoice RE-20
  1. ​Locate the set screws (2) at the base of the removable grille and remove them.
    ​​re-20-1.PNG
  2. The grille can then be removed and cleaned using water and a mild detergent like dishwashing soap.
    Do not use any liquids to clean non-removable grilles or parts
  3. If there is material stuck in the grille use a toothbrush with soft bristles.
  4. ​Let the grille dry completely before re-attaching to the microphone to prevent moisture damage.​

 
Microphones with non-removable grilles
  1. Hold the microphone upside down and carefully clean it with a soft bristle toothbrush.  Do not use any liquids

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