Piggybacking off my other thread, I wanted to start a new one detailing this repair. Seems to be a lot of interest in fixing this issue so I thought it would be helpful to show a detailed process. I picked this mic up locally knowing it had this issue. I paid $150 taking the chance I could fix it. This could be a huge win for a great mic if this works. As I write this, I'm only half-way through the repair. I'm not 100% sure this is going to work. I feel good about it though. We'll see. WARNING!!!!! This repair is not for the feint of heart. It's been described as brain surgery. I've never done brain surgery but it's probably pretty close. It's really easy to make the mic inoperable. So what should I attempt this? Well if you really want your mic to be usable, you have nothing to lose. It's $230 to ship it back to EV and have them fix it. Include shipping for the return. EV said you're basically getting back a brand new mic. The only part they reuse is the exterior housing. The Problem This is a common issue with this mic. When you shake it, you can hear something that sounds like a baby rattle. Something inside is loose. This can be caused by two issues. One's a heck of a lot easier to fix. One problem is the interior foam degenerates over time. It basically falls apart. This causes the capsule to bang around inside the housing. This fix is not too bad and only requires some de-soldering. You can order the replacement foam from Full Compass.com. There are three parts you need. It's like $21 including shipping. Unfortunately that's not the problem we have here. The second common issue is where a plastic disk under the diaphragm becomes unglued and rattles around. I'm sure using the mic on a kick drum accelerates this issue. Rattle can be picked up on a recording which makes the mic pretty useless. This is the issue we have here. Stay tuned. Lots of pics coming.