#1
right, so this thing im building, requires a mic. and so i have a computer mic i dont use anymore, stripped the wires and soldered them to the right places on a female 1/4 inch jack, now when i plug it in it only picks up me tapping the actual mic piece. nothing else, just tapping on the mic. can someone help me out here :S
#2
we need more information.

likely the problem is that it isnt strong enough, but we can't know for sure because you left out critical information.
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#3
what else do you need to know?
also ive tried it with a pretty decent mic aswell, that i know works. and i have the same issue
#5
what is this "thing" you're building.

there are a few different types of computer mics, pics?

pics of soldering job may help as well.

besides that, all i can say is try to re-do it.
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#6
its a pipe bomb mic. im using some skull candies as the speaker, and my friend who looked it over said the soldering job was fine, and the mic was just a small crappy stereo mic. cant really do pics at the moment
#8
yeah, i got it plugged into an amp. but im using a different mic, a pickup in this time.