mic for recording double bass?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by mav, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. mav


    Jun 10, 2003
    i've just brought a yamaha MT 400 4track and im wondering if someone could recomend a decent mic for recording double bass, vocals, guitar, accoustic instruments in general?
    im on a budget too, so around $300 second-hand.
  2. JJBluegrasser

    JJBluegrasser Wannabe Snazzy Dresser

    Apr 17, 2003
    USA, Raleigh, NC
    I don't think you can do much better than an (Audio Technica) AT4033 ($300 new), AT4040 ($300 new), or AT4050 (~$500 new). I've used the 4033 for upright and I think it's great mike.

    The 4033s show up used on ebay pretty frequently.

  3. The ATs are good stuff. I'd also recommend a Shure KSM 32 (used?). Or maybe even a Shure KSM 27.

    I have the 32 and love it for far too many applications.
  4. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    The ATs are good. I kinda like the CAD Equitek E200, which I think has a bit better bottom end. I got mine used for < $300. The CAD also has the advantage of offering different pickup patterns (cardioid, figure-eight, omni).

    I know it's not exactly the same, but I recently did a little work where my ABG was recorded first with an AT 4040 and then with my CAD E200. Both the artist and I thought the CAD was clearly better for that application; however, he preferred the AT for his vocals. FWIW