I have a broken ribbon microphone. Can you help?
Yes. That’s what we are here for. Ribbon microphones can almost always be brought back to life. We can replace ribbons, repair or replace transformers, and in many cases have options for magnet problems.
Do you repair dynamic or condenser microphones.
We do not currently offer repairs for other types of microphones. Just ribbons.
Do you have any Reslo Beebs.
Sorry we are currently out of stock.
How do I send my microphone for service?
Please use the contact form and include your address and phone number. We will then send a repair number and destination for the microphone.
What is happening with Brexit?
I am a really good ribbon microphone technician, but a lousy politician and certainly not an expert in international import/export rules. We don’t always know how different governments will interpret the new trade rules so please ask locally for advice about import rules in your country.
How long will it take?
These are extraordinary times and the world has gone mad. We are extremely busy with repairs. I cannot give accurate repair time estimates at the moment. Sorry!
However, at busy times it can take a bit longer, and if the mic needs parts that are hard to obtain, it can take even longer. Sometimes one part can hold up the whole job. Paint jobs and re-finishing are outsourced so can be slow. We will of course advise you at the beginning, and keep you informed about progress along the way.
How much will return postage cost?
Within the UK, we use Special Delivery or UPS, which is £9 below 1Kg, and £11 between 1Kg and 2Kg. For heavier packages we may use a courier. International post will vary depending on destination and weight, but a typical cost is £20-£25 by UPS courier within Northern Europe. Scandinavia and Southern Europe are typically a little more. Australia, USA etc. are even more.
How can I pay?
We will invoice you when the work is complete and ready to send. We can accept payment by IBAN bank transfer or credit / debit card in GBP.
What is the best way to post a microphone?
The most important thing is to make sure that the microphone cannot move at all inside the packaging. Wrap it tightly in bubble wrap, and then jam in more packing to completely immobilise it. Then tape up the box with lots of parcel tape.
For heavier or valuable microphones, we also recommend either using a double walled box, or else placing one box inside another. Again, make sure the inner box is immobilised.
We strongly recommend using a tracked delivery service.
I’ve bought a mic on ebay. Can I get the seller to send it straight to you for service?
Please contact us first to discuss your needs. Due to customs charges etc., we cannot accept deliveries from outside the EU without prior agreement and payment.
I have some vintage microphones for sale. Will you buy them?
Very possibly! Do send us some nice photos showing condition etc. Be aware that we will need to budget for any repairs, and also turn a small profit on them, so we may not be able to offer as much as you might get on Ebay, although you won’t have to pay their charges.
We are always on the lookout for Reslo microphones.
Will you declare a false value to customs?
No. We don’t tell lies and you shouldn’t either. All customs forms will be filled out according to regulations. You are responsible for any & all import duties, so please budget according accordingly. Repairs are temporary imports and should not incur import duty but please contact us first!
I have just received my microphone and it still doesn’t sound right.
Very occasionally, and despite our best efforts to pack well, the delivery service will give the parcel a knock and stretch the ribbon. In these circumstances we will of course repair the ribbon again. In fact if you are not happy for any reason, just send the mic back and we will make good.