Effect of smoking on mic

FAQ #2070 Updated August 28, 2017

Question:

Just bought Shure SM58 mics over the internet. I've seen ads stating that mic came from "non-smoking studio," but did not pay much attention. The mics I got came from a heavy smoking environment. What effect might smoke have on the condenser elements and if something can be done, what?

Answer:

Unlikely that the performance will be affected.

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