Vintage Mics replacement parts

Date Updated: September 20, 2018 FAQ #1103
Question:
I recently purchased a Shure 737A crystal microphone. The case was in very good shape. What I need is some help on replacing the crystal element. I realize you don't make this element anymore. I was hoping another crystal element could be substituted in its place. I also need the screws for the case. I believe they are the same screws that go in the 55SH II.



If you can't supply the element, do you have any idea where I might get an element that will work.



I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Answer:


Sorry, Shure does not have the parts for repair of very old microphones. Discontinued product data sheets can also be downloaded on the Shure web site.
Here is a list of people who collect old microphones and they may know where to get parts.
Jim Webb
Van Nuys, CA
(818) 769-6738
Bob Paquette, Sr.
Select Sound
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 645-1600
Ed Crockett
Vintage Electronics
Hattiesburg, MS
(601) 264-4755
Sells old parts and phono stylus'
Stan & Bob's Mic Collection
e-mail:(mic@digitalvideo.com)
Jerry Cubbage
Coast Recording
Hollywood, CA
(213) 462-6058
Tom Ellis
Tom's Mics
Dallas, TX
Tel. (214) 328-3225
Fax (214) 328-4217
Specializes in vintage microphones for harmonica and other instruments. Carries old Shure models like the 707, etc. Also carries pre-made Amphenol to XLR mic cables!
Bill Zukowski
Jackson, NJ
732.833.1224
Ham Kirkland
(Harmonica Ham) Kansas
(913) 268-3432
Specialty is Crystal Mics
Ekkehart Willms
Redwood City, CA
Phone (after 6pm or weekends)/Fax (anytime): (650) 571-9070
Old mics for sale, Restoration or repair services
James U. Steele
Kingsland, GA
Work: (912) 729-1063
Home: (912) 729-2242
Has parts for some old mics and links to other personal mic web pages on his web site.