What are your thoughts guys? For guitar cab mic....distortion/higher gain. Thanks! Jim
I do have a Royer R-121, and I agree, it's spectacular. I love it for mic'ing guitars.Originally posted by MichaelK
Having A/B'd them both I've found that I prefer the 57. I also like the Royer 121 a lot but I don't own one. My birthday is coming up, in case anyone is feeling extraordinarily generous.
Scott, just wondering if you always use the same 57 when you record, I also have 3 57's and they all sound different.. I used to think all 57's were exatly the same but for some reason all 3 sound different, I set them up on a stand adapter that never moves at exatly the same speaker and distant.Originally posted by Scott Peterson
I have used 57's since I started playing out and recording.
I have used 421's in the studio when the engineer wanted to.
The 421 has more bass and less of a mid-hump; but it has a very definate mid-hump.
The 57 sounds grainy and small sometimes when you solo it out; but in 99.98% of the tracks I do it always fits *very* well. Better in context than alone for sure.
IMHO, I have three 57's that I own and use; they work well enough that I have never considered buying a 421.
Just my opinion.
Don't apologise, I wish more people would have this attitude. Hey, the 57s work, but at the same time, there's like 20 gazillion other mics that might too.If you want your guitar tracks to sound like what everybody else expects your guitar tracks to sound like, use an SM57 ... like everybody else... (Sorry if I sound CYA...I'm still in recovery from the BaM atmosphere.)