micing a guitar-combo

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by gamo, Apr 5, 2002.

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  1. gamo

    gamo Guest

    Hi :)

    I´m tired of using my standard-micing for guitar-recordings. How do you mic an amp...espacially Combos like an VOX AC30 or Fender Twin...etc.
    What mic´s do you use? What techniques you prefer ? Tell me your tricks in micing an amp !

    Best regards :)

    G.A.M.O. Flintstone Productions
  2. miketholen

    miketholen Active Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    I don't have any 'tricks', I just stick a ribbon mis about 3-4 feet in front of the speaker.
    I like Coles 4038's and sometimes a Beyer 160 works too.
    I usually use either Telefunken or Neve pres/EQs.
    The only 'trick' I know of is to use your instinct.
    works every time
  3. wiggy

    wiggy Guest

    Hi there Gamo....

    Mike is on the money...... For me its nearly allways a 57 into a Neve 1073 and another mic depending on what tone i am chasing. Some of my faves are AKG c12a, 414eb (both bright mics) Neumann U77(yes u77 like solid state 67) U 67 and a 47 F.E.T, Beyer 160 or a coles 4038.

    Remember use your ears and not your eyes and not what you read in mix mag. When it moves ya heart thats the stuff that makes legends!

    Hope it helps

  4. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    Check the thread a little farther down about recording a 4x10" combo. I like putting a mic in front of the amp, maybe 2" to 8" away with another mic behind it. Getting a whole bunch of mics together and blending them is another cool thing to do.

    Wiggy, tell me more about the U77. I've never heard of that. I thought the U87 was the solid state U67.
  5. gamo

    gamo Guest

    Thanks for your help, guys !!! That helps a lot :) I never tried my AKG 414 for guitar ( only for room mic ) Tell me more about your mic-techniques ..... :)


    Gamo :)
  6. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Neither have I?
    ... 57 in close then 414 at 6 to 8 feet.
    I imagine the 414 up close will be pretty gnarly... I must try this next time.
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