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What microphones do you like to record electric guitar w

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Paladyne, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Paladyne

    Paladyne Guest

    I like the 421+57 combo that i usually use, sometimes I add in a 414 on omni or figure8. I'd really like to get my hands on an RE20 or 27, I miss having that mic around.
  2. Duardo

    Duardo Guest

    I used to use an SM57 up close and a condenser of some sort a ways back, but these days I find that a single R121 works just great.

  3. musicalhair

    musicalhair Guest

    A dragonfly is also a good choice.
  4. sosayu2

    sosayu2 Guest

    depends on the music but lately an sm57 or a royer 122
  5. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Distinguished Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    I've been longing for a Royer for a long time now, although I am still getting good results with the MD421/SM57/MD441 collection that I have. I will also at time combine an omni LDC.

    Has anyone tried the AEA stuff? The new one is getting pretty good reviews, but I am still trying to find someone that is using one on electric guitar.
  6. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Based on a question recently posted in Micing, Tracking Etc... I dusted off an old Radio Shack PZM and screwed it to the wall in the closet I use for guitar amps (about 2' away), ran it through a passive DI and also ran an ATM29HE, much like a 57. When I compared the two on playback, I was stunned. I'll use both tracks during a bottleneck portion, but only the PZM elsewhere. Got an extra $40? Go buy one.
  7. Chance

    Chance Guest

    I love ribbons on guitar cab. I use an RCA BK-5 a lot. I guess the secret is out about the RS PZM. I got one a few years ago, and was amazed, but I couldn't admit to anyone that I got it at RADIOSHAK
  8. Don Rowe

    Don Rowe Guest

    Blue Baby Bottle..421..57..My fav. is the R84 its very nice and I'm digging the Oktava ML19 quite a bit on "briter" guitars.
  9. Malpasoman

    Malpasoman Guest

    Blue Baby Bottle
    Placid Audio Copperphone mic
    Shure SM57
  10. leaske

    leaske Guest

    Sanken Cu-44x
    Radio Shack PZM - no modification
  11. pappskalle

    pappskalle Active Member

    Jan 11, 2004
    Gothenburg, Sweden
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    I like the Sennheiser e609, MD521 (some times as a combo) or a Sony C-48(omni) when it ain't blazing marshals.

    I have to check out pzm and those ribbons.
  12. by

    by Guest

    Well I don't have a fancy ribbon or LDC to work with so I use what I got..

    D12 up close on axis to 'meatiest' speaker
    Josephson's C42 6 feet back, and a few feet off axis - (sometimes 2 in wide stereo configuration).
    This seems to work great in my room, but damn is it touchy placing mics so they don't completely screw each other when combined. I like to keep the d112 channel centered and pan the distant mics. oh, and using API pres
  13. kierankelly

    kierankelly Guest

    I am going to get flamed for this one but the ML52 ( oktava ribbon) through electrodyne 2000 channel strip is my 1st stop these days . and it sounds great. think m160 -api type sound with an extra $1000 in the bank
  14. e-cue

    e-cue Active Member

    Oct 5, 2000
    I usually go ribbon/dynamic. Most often I use the Royer 122 and an SM57. If the cab has an open back, I do the dual 57 out of phase method. If the sound needs to be bigger, I use the AEA R84. If I'm going for a less harsh distortion I'll use a 421 instead of the 57. The Beyer M160 is usually my preference if I'm using a smaller amp. I've been using a Little Labs IBP almost everytime since I've gotten it for this.
  15. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    The usual 57/421 plus I'm liking my ADK A51 in a slight off-axis tilt....also really starting to enjoy the ATM25 in very tight to a closed back cabinet.I tried an ATM63 on the back of a small Fender amp and liked its crispness in conjunction with the 57in front.
  16. fromwithin

    fromwithin Active Member

    Oct 2, 2003
    a couple of people mentioned using a blue baby bottle, i was just curious what styles you've used them for? i have one but never thought to use it on a guitar cab.
  17. maintiger

    maintiger Distinguished Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
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    I get great results micing electric guitar amps with an RCA D77-
  18. sign

    sign Guest

    MD421, very pushing and bright sound.
    MD441, more bottom and less bleed.
    M88, more tight than the Sennheisers and even less bleed.
    SM57, nah.
    SP B1, warm and realistic sound, great for jazz guitars.

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