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Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Gatortail1, May 16, 2011.
Any thoughts? I'm looking to buy a mic and a pre.
What's your budget? Playing arco, pizz, bluegrass?
Tons of different mic/pre-amp combos, but this will probably be moved, not about a bass
I"m a fan of ribbon mics backed by a UA.
What is the price range? Maybe the best setup on the planet is a vintage Neumann U 67 with Neve 1073 preamp, is cost more $15.000, but you can build a setup for $300 too.
Build? Do tell...
I mean put together a recording chain.
fwiw the UA stuff doesn't really do it for me. I've used one on cello a bunch of times but never DB - it's ok, but for the price I think there are tons better IMO. I really dig Chandler Limited - just has that loose sound down. Also, by contrast, the A-Design Pacifica is punchy as hell. Again - I'm not a DB'r but I've used these pre's extensively on other things and thought I'd throw in my 2¢ . . .
I had a record with U87 and tube UA preamp, the combination was fantastic. In my experience, not good to use tube mics with tube preamp, better to use tube mics like U 67 with solid state preamps like Neves, or non tube mics like U87 with Tube preamp like UA 2-610.