Workingmans Royer 121 Alternative?...

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  1. lkft

    lkft Member

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    Would like to try and find an affordable ribbon mic to compliment a SM57 for guitar cab micing. Recommendations? Thx!
     
  2. kasperjensen

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    If I could only spend 200 dollars or so on one mic, and only have that mic, it would be the Audio Technica AT2020.

    I know it's not like a 121... But it's a great mic for everything.
     
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    The Opera Panther Supporting Member

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    This! Buy the "bare essentials" version and you'll still have $71 left over!
     
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    I got mine with the Lundahl transformer for sub$200 a couple years back. I love it. I use it on everything.
     
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    I recently had a chance to A/B the stock fathead with the upgraded Lundahl transformer. The difference was subtle but the upgraded transformer was a bit more clear, particularly on a clean guitar cabinet and on a trumpet. I like the fathead but sometimes it sounds a little dark to me, but I like it on guitar cabs blended with a 57 or i5.
     
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    One more thing, if you do use both mics on a guitar amp or any source for that matter, be sure to put them equal distance from the speaker. If you don't you are likely to encounter phase issues that will make the combined sound of both mics thin and weak. Just put them both about an inch from the cabinet and you'll be fine.
     
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    Or move one until they're in phase...

    3:1 Rule is your friend.

    http://en.wikiaudio.org/3:1_rule
     
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    You can also drag/nudge the waves in your DAW until they align. Saved my butt many times...
     
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    Get a Fathead and a Cloud Lifter.
     

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