vintage/new ribbon mics on guitar cabs

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by BurstWurst, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. BurstWurst

    BurstWurst Member

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    I like ribbons on Guitar cabinets. So, long ago, I copped an RCA 44BX and a 77D ribbon mics. I'm pretty proud of those mics. But, I wonder if I'm missing something in the Royers of which I own none. For those who are familiar with both, do the Royers offer anything the old RCAs don't already have in spades?

    Rink
     
  2. aeonlux

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    Yea. Their own sound.

    But for less coin, you also might also appreciate the sound of a Beyer M160. A guitar cab classic!


    cheers,
    Ian
     
  3. BluesForDan

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    I've been drooling over Royers for many years now. Hard to justify getting, since ... well, since I'm a hack. There. I said it. I'm barely worthy of an SM57.:Spank

    But since when has that stopped any of us, now? :roll Be honest.:D:Devil

    I'm intereted in the Shinybox ribbons. Seem to have gotten a favorable buzz, and the prices are attractive to a hack like me. Anybody here try any yet?

    http://www.shinybox.com/ribbons.php?osCsid=147f6e4e1bd89673111ac8f74de4ba04
     
  4. shawntp

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    Since the Royers became so popular there are a couple other kids on the block in the under $1K range that are magic too. I picked up the Crowley & Tripp Naked eye for use on electric and voice (its a dual voiced ribbon). Under $800 new. I also was looking at the AEA R92. I think in my research which I can bearly remember these had a little more to offer in versatility over the Royer while being at a better price point. Royer is a killer cab mic though.

    I think that ive read the newer ribbons are getting more robust (i.e. less delicate), quitter and efficient in general. I know Crowley & Tripp has a bunch of new technology/materials that wont damage easily.

    Ive gone all ribbon for my modest home hobby studio (95% electric & voice)
     
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    The Cascade Fathead is designed specifically for guitar cabs and I think it's wonderful.
     
  6. elambo

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    You SHOULD be proud!

    But not all ribbon mics are the same. I wouldn't have the balls to put an RCA 44 in front of a screaming cab, but I'm happy to put a Royer there, and it always sounds great. Natural. Realistic.

    Try a Royer! Don't like it - send it back. Easy.
     

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