Shure SM-5B windscreen

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Frostie
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Shure SM-5B windscreen

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Moortronix used to sell replacement windscreens for the Shure SM-5B along with other parts. Does anyone know who might have taken over the SM-5B parts inventory from Moortronix? I'm having no luck finding replacement windscreens for this great mic. I'd really like to do a repair that doesn't look like a science project.
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Re: Shure SM-5B windscreen

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Doesn’t Shure still make these?
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Frostie
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Re: Shure SM-5B windscreen

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No, they have been out of production many years. Shure no longer sells parts. Perhaps you are thinking of the SM58, not the SM5B.
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Re: Shure SM-5B windscreen

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Would be nice if someone started making these. Have one SM5b in a control room (classic rock station, appropriately), but have two more working mikes with no foams--ugly looking without them.
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Re: Shure SM-5B windscreen

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I had reached out to this company multiple times: https://www.foampartner.com/en/foam/ind ... ndshields/ to see if they were willing to recreate the 90A2019 & 90B2019 parts, even going to the point of having the plastic attaching rings 3D printed. Not even the courtesy of a reply...

I'm good for 5 pairs if anyone manages to find a vendor to do a group buy

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Re: Shure SM-5B windscreen

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Howdy,

I'm in the same boat with windscreens. A group of us on facebook are getting together to get the exact specs and then see if a foam partner will make them. Otherwise we might try crowdfunding as there are many people who love these mics!

I've been researching the two screens. The front and back windscreens are made out of reticulated foam of different densities. Unfortunately, I don't have a good pair of windscreens to look at/compare. Would you be able to see/compare what ppi or pores per inch the front and rear windscreens are?

Here are two visuals:

https://www.merryweather.com/materials/ ... yurethane/

https://customfoamtreatments.com/reticulatedfilterfoam/

Would you be willing to also confirm my dimensions:
I have windscreen diameter = 4" and length 4"
The capsule slot is 2-7/8" deep with a diameter of 2-1/2"

If you're able can you measure from the tip of the windscreen to where it goes straight? Basically, the length of just the half sphere.

From what we have gathered, the company Mooretronix used to use got bought out by UFP Technologies.
https://www.ufpt.com/applications/acous ... ation.html

Wind Tech/Olsen Audio are extremely not interested in making these.
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Re: Shure SM-5B windscreen

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If you want to send me an e-mail address by pm I'll get you a set of photos. Have no idea on how to determine the "porosity," though.
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