57 placement on guitar cab

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by stickers, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    Jan 31, 2005
    Lowell MA
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    I typically place the mic one inch away from the grill and point it where the cone meets the center dome.

    Whats your starting location with the 57 on a cab?
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    You can start there. Then you listen to the mic as you move the mic away from the center, towards the outer edge of the speaker. Depending on about a guzillion factors ( speaker size and type, mic,cabinet, amp, player, guitar, room, time of day,etc), you will eventually find the "sweet spot". I tend to NOT point the 57 ( or 421 or 635) directly at the center because it's just to bright and harsh there. I usually decide on a point that's closer to the outer edge, but you need to experiment to find what works for you...
  3. I start halfway between the dust cover and surround right up on the grille if I am going for a strong rhythm tone. I actually move about 2 inches back for leads. Then I start trying to find where I want it to be.
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