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Duke

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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2011, 05:16:08 pm »

Heil mics are very nice on guitar amps. I've got the PR35 and 40.

-Will
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 partially designed by Joe Walsh, who knows a thing or two about guitar tones.
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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2011, 07:02:41 pm »

I can't believe that no one has mentioned the Audix i7 yet. Its basically a 57 w/o the exaggerated presence peak....

Maybe you could call it a "ribbony" SM57.
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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2011, 07:54:40 am »

I can't believe that no one has mentioned the Audix i7 yet. Its basically a 57 w/o the exaggerated presence peak....

Maybe you could call it a "ribbony" SM57.

I don't see much point in a 57 w/o it's top end bump.  I had an I-7 and hated it.
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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2011, 06:34:40 pm »

Unless I'm going for something really differenent, I keep coming back to a Senn MD409, often with a Gefell UM70 out in the room, added to taste...
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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2011, 08:09:52 pm »

Okay, we get it, you have rare and unusual mics.
Geez.


 :P
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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2011, 04:56:12 am »

I Recently purchased both a Fathead II and an Apex 215 (Dual Ribbon Mic) for tracking on my band's new record.
Both were cheap.

I tracked a 57 safety on every guitar track, just in case, but the tracks recorded with either of those mics have won out over the 57 in every case.

Both are a worthy purchase.  I haven't had the dough to pick up a Fathead with the transformer upgrade, but I will at some point to see if the difference is substantial enough to have one put in the first one.

There definitely isn't the amount of high end you get from a 57, but the guitars sit in a mix much better.  The Fathead has taken EQ quite nicely when It has been needed.
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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2011, 11:32:20 am »

The Fathead II is a good mic, especially considering the price.  I picked up a pair of them with the Lundahl transformer upgrade a couple of years ago and have really enjoyed them on guitar cabinets and as drum overheads.  The Royer R-101 (their newer, slightly-cheaper-than-a-121 ribbon mic) is also a very solid choice.  It can capture a nice fat guitar sound - I've been plugging it into a Great River MP-500NV preamp and loving it on guitars.  But it makes a good drum room mic as well.  For that application I've been using it with a Microtech MT-71S in mid/side arrangement.  About three quarters of the time I wind up using this instead of overheads in the final mix, with the mics placed about 12 feet in front of the kit.
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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2011, 09:43:41 am »

Another plug for the R84 for higher gain recordings. In other (lower gain) situations, I'd also recommend the Neumann BCM705 dynamic mic - silky detailed and nicely balanced.  8)
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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2011, 12:25:17 am »

My two fav's are the B&O M3 and RCA BK5. Very different mics with the RCA having more bite.
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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2011, 11:59:32 am »

I'm a big fan of the discontinued sleeper EV RE-15. I'll often blend that with a 4047. It's instant good tone, but something different from the norm.

Also: the Coles 4038 is a no-brainer. Just fantastic on everything. If it folds at too low a level for your tastes I recommend the Royer SF-1, which is another under-recognized mic. Kind of like a Coles but with extended (not hyped) top end. The Royer 121 I could live without.

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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2011, 10:10:06 pm »

Okay, we get it, you have rare and unusual mics.
Geez.


 :P

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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2011, 12:53:46 am »

Just kidding, man.
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zakco

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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2011, 11:23:45 pm »

Just kidding, man.

I knew that.

I was just testing you.

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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #43 on: May 29, 2011, 04:28:01 am »

Recently had a good experience with a couple of Heil PR40 in front of a Marshall 4x12 cab and an Ampeg SVT15e.

Definitely a mic I will used again for that.
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Re: guitar mics
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2012, 12:48:15 pm »

late to the party, but:

If you take out the inner screen on the Fathead's grill, it changes the response quite a bit. It balances the response, and while there is still plenty of low end, it's more in accordance with the midrange and smooth high end.

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