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Microphone draw string bag - material?

Postby Chinagraf » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:14 am

What's the best thing to make them out of, or is it better to use a foam lined wooden box?
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Re: Microphone draw string bag - material?

Postby Kurt » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:49 pm

I would suggest microfibre on no real basis other than my video camera came with a microfibre drawstring bag and it feels nice. It seems to be non-static generating and fine enough weave to keep dust out.

Otherwise pretty much every mic I own came with a vinyl pencil case...
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Re: Microphone draw string bag - material?

Postby Chinagraf » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:53 pm

Thanks Kurt, I was thinking it should be something that won't drop fiber particles.
I've got a couple of LDC's I'm getting foam lined cases for but wanted something in between the headgrill and the foam.
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Re: Microphone draw string bag - material?

Postby Kurt » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:58 pm

I think microfibre is pretty stable. It certainly doesn't pill or generate dust, I guess that's why they use it for video cameras, which are much more susceptible to damage from small particles than mics I would think.

otherwise perhaps silk would be an option, that'd be what the classics used wouldn't it?

Chinagraf wrote:Thanks Kurt, I was thinking it should be something that won't drop fiber particles.
I've got a couple of LDC's I'm getting foam lined cases for but wanted something in between the headgrill and the foam.
Cheers.
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Re: Microphone draw string bag - material?

Postby Ben M » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:33 am

Chinagraf wrote:I've got a couple of LDC's I'm getting foam lined cases for but wanted something in between the headgrill and the foam.
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Silk bag would be my call too.
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Re: Microphone draw string bag - material?

Postby Gian » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:06 am

I think, there were some posts here about getting silk inner bag (for sleeping bags) and using the fabric from them as that was a particularly economical way of doing it.
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Re: Microphone draw string bag - material?

Postby Chinagraf » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:26 am

Ooh..silk bag. Sounds sexy.
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Re: Microphone draw string bag - material?

Postby Wiz » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:27 am

Chinagraf wrote:Ooh..silk bag. Sounds sexy.
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Re: Microphone draw string bag - material?

Postby Drumstruck » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:45 am

You can get the silk liners from Bargain 3000 or Epic Global on ebay - both have real silk products.

BUT read the fine print if you're searching other suppliers - a lot of the overseas suppliers seem cheap, but it's not silk, but some polyester stuff that generates static.
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Re: Microphone draw string bag - material?

Postby Chinagraf » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:09 am

Thanks Ian, explains the sparks in my underpants.
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