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    Romeo Delight
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    04.17.16 @ 01:50 PM
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    Default Mic placement on your guitar amp?

    How does everyone here mic their guitar amp?

    1) I've had some people to tell me to make it dead center on the cone a few inches away...some say off center and at 45 degee angle...etc.

    2) What mic do you use...i currently use a there something better that doesn't cost more than $200?


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    I mic a fender cyber twin more at the edge of the cone,

    It's a good question and I never recognized how much variability there is when you move the mic just a few inches,

    I have no idea what kind of mic it is, I've been using it for more than 10 years and it's still working.

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    I use a Shure Beta 58. I place it straight on, dead-center and then move it 2 inches or so to left or right. I never angle it with the speaker cone as some advise. Moving it towards the cone will give you more edge and moving it away will give you more warmth.

    The Beta 58 gives me a fuller tone than a 57.

    For clean tones sometimes I'll aim it dead on the cone about 3 feet away. For cleans I'll sometimes use a DI to record the amp tone and a direct single to add any effects (Chorus, delay, etc) to brighten up as needed.

    I highly advise using a tube mic preamp, seems to work great with guitar amps and also doubles as a DI. ART makes a single channel one called the Tube MP that will do the job for cheap.



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