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Mic for bottom snare

Discussion in 'Drums' started by jeronimo, Oct 6, 2001.

  1. jeronimo

    jeronimo Guest

    Which one are you guys using? I was thinking about using a MXL 603 but, I don't think it'll handle the SPL :( !
  2. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    I usually use an SM57, sometimes a 414B/ULS depending on the mood I'm in and what sounds good. But 98% of the time If I use a bottom mic the 57 is fine.
  3. hargerst

    hargerst Active Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    I used a pair of Beyer M201s top and bottom this weekend on a DW snare - sounded pretty good. It was a kinda wonky snare and just a top mic didn't work; neither did miking the side of the snare (although that helped a little).
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