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Best Mic and Mic Preamp for Recording ?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Gatortail1, May 16, 2011.


  1. Gatortail1

    Gatortail1

    Feb 5, 2011
    Any thoughts? I'm looking to buy a mic and a pre.
     
  2. What's your budget? Playing arco, pizz, bluegrass?
     
  3. Tons of different mic/pre-amp combos, but this will probably be moved, not about a bass :rollno:
     
  4. Gatortail1

    Gatortail1

    Feb 5, 2011
    I"m a fan of ribbon mics backed by a UA.
     
  5. Barcza

    Barcza

    May 1, 2005
    Budapest
    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.
     
  6. Gatortail1

    Gatortail1

    Feb 5, 2011
    Build? Do tell...
     
  7. Barcza

    Barcza

    May 1, 2005
    Budapest
    I mean put together a recording chain.
     
  8. 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 2ยข . . .
     
  9. Barcza

    Barcza

    May 1, 2005
    Budapest
    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.
     

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