#1
I'm considering buying a couple of pencil case type pouches to store microphones (I have a couple of shure cases, but I need more) but I'm wondering if I buy cases with polyester/nylon lining will the possible static buildup damage my microphones (both dynamic & condenser) in any way?
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#2
theyre probably won't be enough of a charge built up for your mics to get damaged.
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#3
I SERIOUSLY doubt it. The XLR pins don't stick out of the mic, so I don't think the charge could be transmitted that way, and I doubt the casing is live...
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#4
I vwery much doubt it. The fact that the mic I'm currently using is a 30-year-old SM58 which has been used and abused in just about every way possible, and still works flawlessly, convinces me tyhat a bit of static buildup won't kill a mic. Most dynamic mics are rugged, and I doubt a static charge could damage the capsule the way it could, say, a computer motherboard.

The only mic I'd be even slightly cautious with is an ultra sensitive uber-expensive studio condenser, but even then I doubt a bit of static would do it any harm whatsoever.
#5
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The only mic I'd be even slightly cautious with is an ultra sensitive uber-expensive studio condenser, but even then I doubt a bit of static would do it any harm whatsoever.


actually, ribbon mics are the ones you really need to worry about when it comes to errant electricity (alliteration FTW).
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actually, ribbon mics are the ones you really need to worry about when it comes to errant electricity (alliteration FTW).


Yeah, I'm aware that ribbon mics are very delicate, but I would mainly be using the cases for dynamic mics (57's & 58's) and possibly a couple of pencil condensers.
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#7
yeah, you'll be fine, if running phanton power though them doesn't hurt, there's no way a static charge will, unless they aren't internally grounded properly, even then it shouldn't be enough to do damage.
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