Audio Solutions Question of the Week: How Do I Restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Question: How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Answer: The AT8458 Shock Mount is used with the large-body 20 Series microphones. If you need to restring the shock mount, follow the step-by-step process below. You may contact the Audio-Technica US Parts Department to obtain replacement elastic bands.

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Step #1 – Remove the basket from the frame. Insert the elastic bands into the accompanying metal clasp to create a top loop and a bottom loop. Crimp the clasp to secure the ends of the bands.

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Step #2 – Center the metal clasp between the parallel lines on the rear of the basket.

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Step #3 – Loop the top elastic through the slots on the top of the basket. Then loop the bottom elastic through the slots on the bottom of the basket.

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Step #4 – Place the basket inside the frame, with the metal clasp facing the rear of the frame (where the mounting apparatus is) and the Audio-Technica logo on the front of the basket facing the front of the frame.

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Step #5 – Loop the top elastic around the two rectangular cleats near the back of the frame. Then loop the same elastic through the next slots on the top of the basket (on both the left and right sides).

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Step #6 – Loop the elastic through the next slots on the top of the basket.

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Step #7 – Just as you did previously with the rear cleats, take the elastic and loop it around the front cleats on both sides of the frame. Then take the remaining loop of elastic and place it in the last set of slots on the top of the basket.

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Step #8 – Now that the top elastic is done, we will follow the same process for the bottom elastic bands. Flip over the frame and basket to have access to the bottom of the frame. Loop the bottom (now facing up) elastic around the rectangular cleats on both the left and right sides of the frame. Loop the same elastic through the next slots on the bottom of the basket on both the left and right sides.

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Step #9 – Loop the elastic through the next set of slots on the bottom of the basket.

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Step #10 – Take the elastic and loop it around the rectangular cleats on the front of the frame, and finish by placing the elastic around the last set of slots on the bottom of the basket.

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

Audio Solutions Question of the Week- How do I restring the AT8458 Shock Mount?

You have completed the setup and are now ready to use your AT8458 Shock Mount. If you have any other questions or issues, feel free to contact the Audio Solutions Department.

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