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Recording at High SPL (Heavy Guitar), with a Condenser Mic

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Johnjm22, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    I'm going to be tracking some Heavy Guitars for a project I'm working on, and I want to use a condenser on the guitar cab. But I'm a little worried that this will damage my condenser Mic. I plan on using a Studio Projects C3 along with an SM57.

    I was wondering if there is anyway to measure SPL so I know if it's safe to use my C3 at close range on the Guitar Cab.
  2. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Radio Shack sells db SPL handheld meters for not too much money, cheaper than replacing most mics. :)
  3. Johnjm22

    Johnjm22 Guest

    Hey man thanks for the reply. I'll definately check that out.

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