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What's your favorite mic for a bass cab?

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Balog, Oct 3, 2012.


  1. Balog

    Balog

    Mar 19, 2009
    Bothell, WA
    I see a lot of discussion about mic vs Di, but not too many folks who mention what type of mic they use on their cab for live performance. What's your favorite, and why? How do you set it up? How well does it work for recording yourself at home or practices?
     
  2. Bassics101

    Bassics101

    Feb 3, 2011
    AKG D 112, Shure 57. Kick drum mics (the AKG) do well, but the 57 has been good for me, too.
     
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  4. Bassoballs

    Bassoballs

    Nov 14, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    I use a Heil PR 40
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
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    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  6. cronker

    cronker

    Feb 13, 2007
    Adelaide. SA
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
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    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    Heil PR40
    EV RE20
    Sennheiser MD421
    Beyer M88
    Neumann U47 or FET47 (wouldn't bring them on a gig, though ;) )
     
  8. PR40 is incredible. i use it live and in the studio. such a flat response and very clear.
     
  9. Beyer M88
    Heil PR40
    EV RE20
    Shure SM7b
    SM57 works too

    -RTK
     
  10. the Arsonaut

    the Arsonaut

    Aug 27, 2012
    I use: a telefunken sm 57 and/or EV re20.

    I use on yous guys: beta 57, sm57, or d112
     
  11. Ender_rpm

    Ender_rpm

    Apr 18, 2004
    St. Louis MO
    Audix D4 but a PR40 is on my wish list.
     
  12. bigsnaketex

    bigsnaketex

    Dec 29, 2011
    Down South
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
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    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Never heard of that one.
     
  14. TimmyP

    TimmyP

    Nov 4, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    PR40, RE20, D4.
     
  15. Hi.

    Sennheiser MD421
    AKG D12

    EV RE20 has been in my wishlist for a quite some time now, but since anything and everything has to be vintage for me and no-one sane will part with theirs, I keep on wishing ;).

    Regards
    Sam
     
  16. walkerci

    walkerci

    Mar 7, 2006
    Orlando, FLA
  17. lavmonga

    lavmonga Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
  18. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
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    Plain ol' 57 here too, works nice live.
     
  19. Ender_rpm

    Ender_rpm

    Apr 18, 2004
    St. Louis MO
    Do you own/Use all of these regularly? Just wondering what I am missing between the D4 (I own it) and the Pr40, if any?
     
  20. Tuned

    Tuned

    Dec 6, 2007
    I never use a mic without a DI, and depend on the DI for the low end, so I generally use a non-bass-specific instrument mic, and I like the same mics I like for other jobs. A good mic is a good mic.
     
  21. QweziRider

    QweziRider Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Las Vegas
    For live - Sennheiser e609, up next to the grille just off center of the speaker.

    For recording - AEA R84 ribbon set in the same place.
     



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