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jdps150
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Looking for a multi-purpose condenser (acoustic guitar, amp, vox etc) <~$200 is a plus .
I have sm57s, an e609 & access to a NT1000.

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Shure SM86, PG81, PG42, Blue Encore 300, CAD C195, CAD M177 and M179, MXL V67G (a few MXLs, actually, and a few ATs) to name just a few. These are presented in no particular order of preference. There are a few true hand-helds listed, as well as some LD side address mics.
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jdps150
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Thanks!
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The MXL LSC-1 is really nice, too. The nice thing is there are a lot of really decent mics out there for not much money these days. I don't think I listed anything that was over $200, and they are all really nice, versatile mics.
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I've gotta say the "SE Electronics SE4" is one amazing mic for the price!

I use two of them when micing acoustic...over-shoulder (EarSt) and frontal at the 12th fret facing the sound hole)
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I bought two Rode M3's for £70 a piece. They're pretty good for the price!!
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I have an old pair of Rode NT-1A's that see a lot of use. I've done vocals, all kinds of stringed instruments, and even a french horn with one of them. An NT-1A and an AKG 451 work great on acoustic guitar.
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I have a pair of AKG Precision 170 that I use for overheads. Have a very good tone and can be set for -20dB when needed
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Lots of great suggestions.

Whatever I wind up with needs to be able to handle a cranked tube amp

Any insight on the Shure PG27?
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AT2035?
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Here is a vid that was posted in the listen to this forum using all MXL 990'S


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jdps150 wrote:Lots of great suggestions.

Whatever I wind up with needs to be able to handle a cranked tube amp

Any insight on the Shure PG27?


Even though I might get stick for saying so, I'd recommend a C1000. From experience, these are great for recording a lot of instruments. Although they tend to colour the sound ever so slightly, with the right placement, can produce a real creamy sound for an array of instruments.
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skinfrakki wrote:I have a pair of AKG Precision 170 that I use for overheads. Have a very good tone and can be set for -20dB when needed


for the Precision Series. I picked up a 220 LD condenser for about 130.00 at Guitar Center (mfr rebate of 50.00), and have been extremely happy with it. Vocals, loud guitar, acoustic. Seems to handle everything for me at a really great price point. Heck, the included shockmount and case would probably cost about 50.00 if I bought them separately.
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Rode NT1-A? They have a bundle with shock mount and pop screen for $229.

Thread Hijack: Hey guys, I've got a question....

I'm looking to get a different condenser mic.

* I'm a contralto. My range is (C4 = middle C) C3 to F5.
* My upper register is from F4 to F5. This region doesn't sound louder but meters louder. Wait, it is louder. Sorry.
* Due to 20+ years of smoking my lower register tends to be a little thick.
* I tend to be very sibilant and there's nothing I can do about it except make the de-esser thing I've posted numerous times.

I'm looking for a condenser mic that will make me sound better. My budget is under $500.

So far: Rode NT1-A, Rode NTK, AT 4033/CL, AT4040, AKG C 214, Blue "Bluebird"

any others? Any better suggestions?
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I'm a Scorpio. Just funning, but I get your point. Blue has come out with a lot of amazing product, lately. I'm going to have to try out now that the pricepoint is within my realm.

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