Mic? Mic Placement?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by alstonblues, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. alstonblues

    alstonblues Guest

    ok guys i have yet another question about john mayer

    ok i just want to now if anyone could possibly tell me what type of mic he may be using for his guitar in this..
    i mean u dont have to say the name of the mic..(unless you want to )u can just tell me whether you think it responds well to the highs or lows...whether u think its a dynamic or condenser..etc
    and also where u think he's pointing the mic (at the cone,off axis, etc.)

    heres the link


  2. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    While I think this is a really open ended question somewhere close to impossible to answer... I'll play along because this seems fun!

    My guess is that it is a condenser mic close to center cone (within an inch or two) Beautiful tone he's got there though.
  3. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Rainy Roads WA USA
    Read this link it should give you an idea


    looks like a typical SM58!

    Oh and this one:

  4. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Sunny & warm NC
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    As a general rule, an SM57 placed slightly off center of the speaker center, perpendicular to the cabinet is so tried and true for that kind of rig, it would surprise me if that wasn't a good probability of how that was tracked.

    The best way to find out for sure is to write him and ask what studio it was tracked at. Then, write the studio and ask them if they still have the tracking notes.

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