Step 1: Tools and Materials
- Soldering iron
- Wire strippers
- Drill and 3/8" bit
- 1/2" wrench
- 1/4" guitar jack
Step 2: Disassemble
Most of these mics just screw together to allow for the occasional cleaning. Twist the top off and pull out the microphone-holding center piece. Cut the wires as long as you can so that there is enough slack that the wires don't break when the microphone is screwed back together. If there isn't enough you may need to extend them a few inches.
Step 3: Drilling The Top
Once the hole is drilled, apply some tape around the inside, on the top of the mesh, and beneath. Its likely that if the guitar jack makes electrical contact with the housing of the mic, it won't work properly. I had this problem and I solved it with tape.
Step 4: Wire the Jack
Step 5: Re-assembly
Screw the head of the mic back onto the body. Plug it in and test it out!
Step 6: Bonus Step: Belt Loop
- Cut a 5" strip of rubber, punch two holes in the ends
- Cut a strip of aluminum sheet metal
- Drill a hole in it
- Bend it over an edge into a tight U shape
- Assemble with a screw and nut