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Shure SM7 Cartridge.? Answered

I would like to get an SM7 for my bands brutal metal vocals (its an ideal studio mic for them) And dont want to spend all my money... The cartridges are significantly cheaper. I was wondering if i could buy a cartridge, and solder it to an XLR jack, and mount it all in a PVC pipe or a similar project box.

Want to help me out?

Here is the cartridge link:

Thank you for your time!


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9 years ago

I am thinking the same thing and came across your post here while searching SM7 DIY, and from all my searching it seems that there should not be any reason this won't work. I think I am going to give it a shot, you can also get the windscreen for $12. I was thinking of making it out of hard wood.