best mic for live guitar amp?

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  1. coolhand78

    coolhand78 Supporting Member

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    what would be the best mic for my 64 custom vibroverb for live/gig purposes?
     
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    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.
    Check it out if you get a chance
     
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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.
     
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    +1 for the e609. Much better tone representation than the standard SM57.
     
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    Audix i5 :AOK
     
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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.
     
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    Shure KSM 32 for me.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    edited - post your FS ads in the appropriate places. --chiba
     
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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.
     
  12. Steve Dallas

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    Doesn't the Beta 58 have the same capsule as the Beta 57?
     
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    +1000

    This is absolutely the best combo I have found. Use a pair of quality pre-amps to do them justice.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

    --chiba
     
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    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.
     
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    e609 is the best I've found for micing guitar cabs!
     
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    is it safe buying mics of ebay, i've heard things about 'fakes' etc... the e609 is quite cheap on ebay...
     
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    The Sure SM57 has been my favorite live mic for guitar amps.
     
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    with the e609 do you hang it directly in the centre of the speaker?
     

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