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Beta 52 kick mic on bass amp?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by DaveDrummer, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. DaveDrummer


    Nov 2, 2002
    Any sound samples out there?

  2. BassWizard55

    BassWizard55 Guest

    Dec 21, 2002
    Rome, Ga
    I don't have a sample, but I'd use it in conjunction with a sm57, or a senn 421. Not just the 52 alone.
  3. BassFelt


    Mar 26, 2002
    I think that's a great BD mic. I have an AKG 112 myself, but after using the 52 I'm considering changing it. The Shure has more definition.
  4. BassWizard55

    BassWizard55 Guest

    Dec 21, 2002
    Rome, Ga
    But what is the frequency responce of the 52? it's not flat is it? and how far does it extend?
  5. Most kick drum mics have a scooped mid-range and an extended low freq. That makes produces a good kick drum tone without a lot of EQ. For Bass guitar I'd use a combination DI and sm57. jmho.
  6. rockbassist1087

    rockbassist1087 Guest

    Nov 29, 2002
    Long Island, NY
    No sample, but I know they sound good for basses. I used one to record a few riffs, my old drummer had one. It was pretty decent, came out clear. Nice amount of bass.
  7. BassWizard55

    BassWizard55 Guest

    Dec 21, 2002
    Rome, Ga
    But it wasn't nearly a flat responce was it?
  8. cherp122


    Feb 26, 2003
    I most recently layed down some bass tracks, using an 1970's Ernie Ball MN Sterling in to Ampeg SVT-IIP, an Orginal 1970's SVT (2 channel head) and a new Ampeg 8x10, along with a Aphex 204. I ran a Beta 52, and a SM57 mixed the two to my liking, and also ran 2 D.I. one from the SVT-IIP and the other out of the Aphex, for diffrent colour tones. I was incredably happy with my tone. It gave me mutiple huge tones to play with,