What mic? for Metal guitars ?

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Kara, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Kara

    Kara Guest

    Just a quick question. I'm looking to mic some aggressive metal guitar tracks from a single speaker cab. What kind of mice should I get?
  2. Greener

    Greener Guest

    U87 or SM57.
    Which ever one fits your budget.
  3. MarkG

    MarkG Guest

    I have tried using mice for metal guitar tracks, but I keep getting confused whether the ground attaches to the tail or the nose. I would try a microphone, they're all pre-wired and all you have to do is plug it in to the microphone cable.

    Welcome to Recording.org. You might want to get used to stupid responses like this.

    I would go with the sm57.
  4. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver
    I use the Shure SM57, Just got a Neumann U87Ai will be trying that. So far I think the u87 will have a darker fuller tone. Just my intial listening tests.

    I Like the Earthworks QTC50, if you want the actual sound of the amp in the room. Its like an ear on stick.

    I also like the Rode NT2 although the top end can be harsh.

    I have also used a AKG D112, which gave a wicked scooped sound for a bari-GTR.

    The AKG C3000 has also worked in a pinch as well.

    I hear the Royer 121 is the way to go however.

    For the mics I have, I woulod grab a Sm57 first, but that may change.....
  5. hackenslash

    hackenslash Active Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    People's Republic Of Mancunia

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