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My clamp screw cap disappeared! What do I do?
« on: November 12, 2004, 04:09:56 PM »
In attempting to set up my new AKG 414s at home so I can figure out how the hell I'm gonna mount 'em (talk about a different ballgame than Schoeps actives), I realized my mic clamp screw cap is still missing.  Someone addressed this a while ago, and in a fit of unusually keen memory recollection, I remembered the solution!  (And yes, I searched, but couldn't seem to find the thread.)

I ran out to the garage and pulled the Schrader valve cap off my old spare tire and screwed it onto my clamp.  Problem solved.  To whoever originally posted the solution, thanks!  And to anyone who has lost the protective plastic cap on the tightening screw of the clamp pictured below, just grab a tire valve cap and you're back in business.
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Re: My clamp screw cap disappeared! What do I do?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2004, 04:11:49 PM »
awesome. i might just do that to save space in the bag. i think i've got some heady dice ones in the toolbox from my BMX days.

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Re: My clamp screw cap disappeared! What do I do?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2004, 04:15:04 PM »
In attempting to set up my new AKG 414s at home so I can figure out how the hell I'm gonna mount 'em (talk about a different ballgame than Schoeps actives), I realized my mic clamp screw cap is still missing.  Someone addressed this a while ago, and in a fit of unusually keen memory recollection, I remembered the solution!  (And yes, I searched, but couldn't seem to find the thread.)

I ran out to the garage and pulled the Schrader valve cap off my old spare tire and screwed it onto my clamp.  Problem solved.  To whoever originally posted the solution, thanks!  And to anyone who has lost the protective plastic cap on the tightening screw of the clamp pictured below, just grab a tire valve cap and you're back in business.

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Re: My clamp screw cap disappeared! What do I do?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2004, 04:25:57 PM »
OH,that screw cap

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Re: My clamp screw cap disappeared! What do I do?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2004, 04:35:44 PM »
OH,that screw cap

Cooker, if you want to minimize the screw cap in the bottom left of the picture, you have two options:

[1] Replace the large-cap screw with the small one (with the alan head) that holds in the rubber piece - same diameter / thread as the one with the large cap, and it's just long enough to secure the mic-mounting stud.  I find the rubber piece stays in place just fine without it.

[2] Break off the large cap and find something that'll fit (not sure what)
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Re: My clamp screw cap disappeared! What do I do?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2004, 05:36:15 PM »
it was bean... sometimes he comes through for us ;)
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Re: My clamp screw cap disappeared! What do I do?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2004, 05:43:38 PM »
yeah, sometimes i have a decent idea or two ;)

it was me and i think everyone who has that clamp should put one on there over the cheap piece of crap that it comes w/ :P

ive used it 30 times alone clamping to a stand pretty fiercely and it hasnt worn out yet ;D

i also have an extra in my taping bag if that one craps out ;)
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Recording Rigs:
Schoeps MK4's & MK41's ->
Schoeps & NBob 250/05 KCY's ->
Naiant +60v/Low Noise PFA's ->
DarkTrain Right Angle Stubby XLR's ->
Sound Devices MixPre-6 & MixPre-3

Portable Playback Rigs:
Sony NW-A35 Walkman ->
Linum G2 Bax & Westone Epic MMCX Cables ->
Westone UM Pro 30 (V1 & V2) IEM's ->
Comply Isolation+ Memory Foam Tips
OR
Sony Walkman -> FiiO E11K HP Amp ->
Optoma NuForce Primo 8 & EDC IEM's ->
Comply Isolation+ Tips

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Re: My clamp screw cap disappeared! What do I do?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2004, 05:11:17 PM »
thanks Ive been missing that from my clamp for a while now.

It's almost dark enough to get a valve cover from the neighbors car  :)
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Re: My clamp screw cap disappeared! What do I do?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2004, 08:10:16 AM »
thanks Ive been missing that from my clamp for a while now.

It's almost dark enough to get a valve cover from the neighbors car  :)

hehe, nice rob :)
Recording Rigs:
Schoeps MK4's & MK41's ->
Schoeps & NBob 250/05 KCY's ->
Naiant +60v/Low Noise PFA's ->
DarkTrain Right Angle Stubby XLR's ->
Sound Devices MixPre-6 & MixPre-3

Portable Playback Rigs:
Sony NW-A35 Walkman ->
Linum G2 Bax & Westone Epic MMCX Cables ->
Westone UM Pro 30 (V1 & V2) IEM's ->
Comply Isolation+ Memory Foam Tips
OR
Sony Walkman -> FiiO E11K HP Amp ->
Optoma NuForce Primo 8 & EDC IEM's ->
Comply Isolation+ Tips

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Re: My clamp screw cap disappeared! What do I do?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2004, 06:31:42 PM »
That looks a bit nicer than my duct tape job!  8)
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Re: My clamp screw cap disappeared! What do I do?
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2004, 09:34:47 PM »
guess I should do that as apposed to my, just use it anyway who the f cares that it broke off on day 1 attitude.  :P

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Re: My clamp screw cap disappeared! What do I do?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2004, 06:26:27 PM »
Mine came off a few days after purchase as well. I actually like it better without that cap.

The main time I use it is balcony clamping, and there's one bar here in Nashville where it gets used pretty regularly. Anyway, after taping there one night, I realized it had actually screwed into the wooden beam...so now whenever I go back I know exactly where to mount my mics.

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