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fitz188
11-08-2004, 10:29 AM
I'm looking to purchase a good mic for recording guitar and bass amps. Heres two i found, anyone have any comments on the two? or can suggest other mics to check out?

http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemID=28604&TempID=1&STRID=121958&Method=3&CategoryID=89&BrandID=0&PriceRangeID=0&PageNum=0&DepartmentID=6&DepartmentKeeper=6&pagesize=10&SortMethod=2&Word1=&Contains=&Search_Type=SEARCH&GroupCode=nonetodaythanks

http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemID=31080&TempID=10&STRID=121958&Method=3&CategoryID=89&BrandID=0&PriceRangeID=0&PageNum=0&DepartmentID=6&DepartmentKeeper=6&pagesize=10&SortMethod=2&Word1=&Contains=&Search_Type=SEARCH&GroupCode=nonetodaythanks

Thanks a lot!

luciferchrist
11-08-2004, 10:49 AM
those links don't work

I suggest Shure beta SM-57

great, inexpensive, versatile

TheBlackAcidChildren
11-08-2004, 10:56 AM
those links don't work

I suggest Shure beta SM-57

great, inexpensive, versatile

Seconded. Shure SM-57s are the industry standard mic for recording guitar and bass.

Levitate
11-08-2004, 09:50 PM
Seconded. Shure SM-57s are the industry standard mic for recording guitar and bass.

+1 (common knowledge)

diesel
11-09-2004, 02:06 PM
those links don't work

I suggest Shure beta SM-57

great, inexpensive, versatile


As if another vote is needed, but I agree.

DMBGuru
11-10-2004, 11:35 PM
Shure is a great product, but also make sure you get good, clean cords or you'll lose some major quality.

Vitriolic Rage
11-11-2004, 05:08 AM
How much would a Shure SM 57 cost me?

luciferchrist
11-11-2004, 06:58 AM
How much would a Shure SM 57 cost me?

~$100

moaner
11-11-2004, 10:12 AM
****, for a second there i saw "lucifer christ" and thought, "he isn't dead??". masochrist, luciferchrist, same thing...

100 dollars? once again, the british get a raw deal on mics- we'd pay at least 10 more than that I think.

fitz188
11-11-2004, 03:30 PM
thanks guys. i found one for 90 bucks. working great! thanks

~Wu
11-17-2004, 05:32 PM
try using the sm57 up close and a samson co3 a few meters back. they work well with each other

OCDPnkMike
11-19-2004, 03:59 PM
[QUOTE=fitz188]I'm looking to purchase a good mic for recording guitar and bass amps. Heres two i found, anyone have any comments on the two? or can suggest other mics to check out?

A really good bass amp for the $ is the Fender Rumble 100W. Our basist has it and it has a killer sound. AND IT COMES IN A BOX!!!

Vaelroth
11-20-2004, 02:54 PM
Ok, OCD is onto something with this. I realize that you already have stuff set up fitz, but for anyone else who reads this there is a good way to avoid purchasing recording mics.

Make sure your vocalist/singer person buys a PA and some speakers as well as a recording station. This will allow everyone (except percussionists with acoustic sets) to play directly into the recording station through the PA. Another alternative is to make sure everyone's amp has an XLR output that can go directly into a PA or a mixer for even better sound quality.

Failing that, purchase Sure SM 57s and set them a little off center of the cone for each person's amp. Thats the sweet spot for micing. Directly in front of the cone will get a really terrible fat sound that is no fun to listen to.

Aes820
11-21-2004, 02:47 AM
I wouldn't reccomend micing up a bass amp. DI it.