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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

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    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

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

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    I use a Heil PR 40
     
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Heil PR40
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    Neumann U47 or FET47 (wouldn't bring them on a gig, though ;) )
     
  8. bassboysam

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    PR40 is incredible. i use it live and in the studio. such a flat response and very clear.
     
  9. meRTKendrew

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    Beyer M88
    Heil PR40
    EV RE20
    Shure SM7b
    SM57 works too

    -RTK
     
  10. the Arsonaut

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    I use: a telefunken sm 57 and/or EV re20.

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

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    Audix D4 but a PR40 is on my wish list.
     
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  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Never heard of that one.
     
  14. TimmyP

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    PR40, RE20, D4.
     
  15. T-Bird

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    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
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    Plain ol' 57 here too, works nice live.
     
  19. Ender_rpm

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    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

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    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

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    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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