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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by coolhand78, Jan 30, 2008.
what would be the best mic for my 64 custom vibroverb for live/gig purposes?
Most of times i gig with 57s, just because that's what is usually found in clubs and what most services offer.
But my preferred mic is Sennheiser E609, i played through it a couple of times and it's just wonderful. The thing i like more about the 609 is that it completely lacks of the 57's trebly tendency, wich i found very annoying.
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I use a Sennheiser MD421 + a Royer R-121 to a Samson S-Combine. I use AmpClamps to keep the mics consistently in the sweet spot on my speaker cabinet. You can't go wrong with this combo...it just kills.
+1 for the e609. Much better tone representation than the standard SM57.
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e609 - What comes out PA is exactly what you amp sounds like. I've never gotten a 57 to sound right.
Shure KSM 32 for me.
Senn 421 for me.
I want to try the e609 though. I've heard that some sound better than others though, so I'm not sure what to buy.
I use in-ear monitors and could not stand my tone with a 57 so now I use an Senn e906 which sounds more like what my ears want to hear. I'm pretty sure they're the same as the 609 but with addition of a hi-cut or low-cut which I never use.
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I've been using a Shure Beta 58 to mic my amp.
I know......... blasphemy!!
But I'm eventually gonna save up and get a 57 or a Senheiser e609 or e906.
Doesn't the Beta 58 have the same capsule as the Beta 57?
This is absolutely the best combo I have found. Use a pair of quality pre-amps to do them justice.
Original 58's and 57's use the same capsule (although the mics sound slightly different). Not sure that this is true for the Beta versions.
You use $1500 worth of mics for a club gig? And then you pump them into a cheap device like the S-Combine? Amazing.
I use an E609 for live gigs.
Recording... sometimes. I have other mics for that... THAT would be the perfect place for a 421 and a Royer, provided a decent pre-amp or two are in the mix.
The best thing about the e609 for live use is that since its a flat side address mic you don't need mic stand. Just wrap the mic cable around the amp handle and dangle the mic in front of the speaker. I see this all time on televised gigs.
e609 is the best I've found for micing guitar cabs!
is it safe buying mics of ebay, i've heard things about 'fakes' etc... the e609 is quite cheap on ebay...
The Sure SM57 has been my favorite live mic for guitar amps.
with the e609 do you hang it directly in the centre of the speaker?