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What are your thoughts guys? For guitar cab mic....distortion/higher gain. Thanks! Jim
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.
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.
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.)