|Who the fuck wired this up? Godzilla?|
Here's your problem! Short-circuits lead to no-good sound quality. So I desoldered the electret microphone, hunted down a bit of shrink-tubing and then started to resolder it. Word of advice: Think before you start soldering, or else you'll find that you forgot to thread on a crucial piece, and have to start over again. Not that this happened to me, obviously.
|Always store some isopropanol right next to hot soldering irons. Makes your life more interesting.|
I used a C-clamp as a temporary third hand, because some #$%@#^! colleague had stolen mine.
|Hot soldering action|
If you don't have a hot air blower, use the soldering iron to shrink the shrink-tubing. It'll stink a bit, but it works just fine.
Here is the finished piece. put some shrink-tubing over the lower part of the mic to stabilise the whole thing a bit. That's how it should have been done in the first place, goddamit. That'll teach me to buy cheap microphones...
|Good as new|