Step 7: Start to Connect the Micrphone to the Stick
Cut a length of duct tape (not the vinyl type, the cloth-like, softer stuff) about 2.5 inches long (for a 5BN stick). Or, just make the tape a little longer and you can trim it in a later step. Lay it sticky side up and place the microphone at one edge and the stick opposite, the end facing the mic. Keep about a 1/4" gap between them (the foam will have to fit in there). The idea is that the stick must vibrate independent of the mic housing. For example, if you press the mic directly onto the end of the stick, it will be less sensitive.