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How to Swap Your Ohma Screens

Written by: Charlene Gibbs



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First things first: Make sure the volume on your speakers or headphones is turned off.

With the included guitar pick, it's easy to change out the screens. Any thick gauge guitar pick will pluck those suckers out. Also, seeing the screens click into place is oddly satisfying.

Ohma World How to swap screens cartoon panel

To remove a screen, insert the supplied Ohma guitar pick into the rectangular slots as deep as the pick will go. Leverage the pick underneath the screen to release it from the magnets. We’ve designed the notch in the mic body to protect against accidental damage to the electronics or transducer.

To place a new screen, first, insert it on a bottom vertical edge. Then, let the magnets grab hold of the other side. You should hear a nice *click* when they’re in place; the screen edges should be flush with the microphone. Remember to replace the top screens as soon as possible so dust or other particles don’t end up in your mic.

Respect the guts

Once the screen is removed, be careful. Your ribbon and your capsule are protected by precision mesh, but they’re more sensitive to air gusts and dirt without the screens protecting them. Treat your microphone like you’d treat a camera when swapping lenses or a phone without a protective case. It’s best to avoid touching the capsule and ribbon.

The magnets of the body will automatically grab the screen and pull it into place. Make sure that the screen is oriented in the correct direction – you don’t want to have it angled sideways because otherwise, the magnets inside of the ribbon transducer could pull your screen directly into the ribbon causing damage.

If you still don’t have an Ohma microphone, or an extra set of Ohma screens, we suggest you get on that. Swap away!

Need more deets? Check out our live manual for specifications.