57 placement on guitar cab

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

  1. stickers

    stickers Active Member

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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

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    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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