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Help me choose some overhead mics

Discussion in 'Room & Overhead' started by Ripper, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Hey guys,
    I have been trying to find what mics i should purchase for good drum overhead mics. My current set up for drum recordings are Sennheiser E504 mics (4) for high toms, (2) sennheiser md421 mics for floor toms, akg D112 and yamaha subkick for bass drum, and 2 shure sm57's for snare. I am looking for a good set of overhead mics, that will work well for drums and other stereo miking, I just would like to spend money that i need to, and no extra. I am not going to be cheap on them, but i would like something that is cost efficient. I have seen people talkinga bout some AT LD condensers which seemed to be very reasonable, and the other thought is something like akg 451 pair, or 414 pair, which can be used for other uses as well.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Brian
     
  2. THeBLueROom

    THeBLueROom Guest

    Groove Tubes GT44s are really nice tube mics that work great on overheads. They are $199 a piece ...for now. GC has them. If you want to spend the extra money and get the 414s, nobody will fault you for it.
     
  3. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    What is GC?
     
  4. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Guitar
    Center
     
  5. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    sorry, we don't have them in toronto.

    thanks tho
     
  6. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Consider yourself lucky.
     
  7. THeBLueROom

    THeBLueROom Guest

    http://www.froogle.com will work as well as GC.
     
  8. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    I have heard about the GT44's for cheap from GC, but I have not been able to find that price over the Internet. Do you have to find a retail store that still has them on sale, or is the sale over? what the heck?
    Link anybody?
     
  9. dudge

    dudge Active Member

    I found contact info for different stores on the GC site. I sent a message to a store near me, (I live in Canada also), requesting info on the GT-44's. Within half an hour a sales guy called me and I ordered mine. There is no duty on mics coming from USA to Canada. You have to pay regular Canadian taxes. These are great overheads and very versatile mics for amps, vox, guitar, etc. A steal at $199 US.
     
  10. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    did they charge shipping? Which location?

    thanks
     
  11. dudge

    dudge Active Member

    I live in Manitoba and I ordered mine from Enida, Minnesota.
    Yeh, I think they charged some shipping.
    Look on their site and you should be able to find the location closest to you.
     
  12. britune

    britune Guest

    I bought Groove Tubes large diaphram condensors for $199 each, and they make a great pair. I also have one C414 and love it as well. I haven't done any side by side comparisons to test them both against each other. I think you can't go wrong with the 414. You can use it for anything and get a good sound. I know some folks don't like the 414, but usually they have a Neumann U87 or something in the closet.
     

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