PREPARATION: I originally received this mic from a long-time musician friend of mine. (Thanks, Sam!) It was pretty well worn out when I got it. Using high explosives, I finally got the shell pried open and found that it still contained the original 99-131 crystal element. Unfortunately, the element was toast although it did have a nice rattle to it. I removed everything from inside of the shell.
ELEMENT: After chroming, the rebuilding process started. I had been saving a very special Vintage Black Label 99H86 CR Element for just the right mic and this was the one. After installing a custom black silk behind the grill, the element was carefully mounted inside using a Shure rubber gasket.
VOLUME: I then added an appropriate Volume Pot with aluminum knob, the new wiring was installed and the mic was reassembled. Then the fun began... I got to test it!
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Updated JAN 2021