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What microphones do you like to record electric guitar w

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.


Doublehelix Wed, 02/11/2004 - 05:58

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.

jonyoung Wed, 02/11/2004 - 06:47

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.

by Thu, 02/12/2004 - 08:12

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

e-cue Thu, 02/12/2004 - 10:48

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.

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Davedog Mon, 02/16/2004 - 16:36

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.