When the previous owner mentioned in the description that there were ‘a few wiring issues’ with this vintage French PA microphone he wasn’t kidding! (It looked perfect enough in the eBay photograph!)
Was that why it was so cheap, and no one else bid? Hmmm…….
So now for a bit of fun wiring it back together!
I’ll report back if it by some miracle it works!!
P.S. Just to make things a little more exciting Mélodium have their own plugs and sockets that only fit Mélodium microphones. They are made so that the pins can be moved about in various configurations up to 5 pins! This 431 socket will be 3 pin…… when I get them in the right holes!
P.P.S Just noticed that there should be a rubber gland inside the knurled ring at the top!