Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by ultrabot90, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    What mics would you suggest - best for the cheapest possible please, we're pretty much strapped for cash - for metal clean/growled vocals, and seperately for a classical or an acoustic guitar?

    Thanks. =D
  2. angel_of_sin

    angel_of_sin bassist.....

    there was a philips md 110 or something like that for around Rs 435...........
  3. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    You can get Chinese mics for around 5oo Rs..
  4. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    Yeah, my bandmate bought one a while back. But I'd rather get long-lasting, reliable, and good sound quality stuff.

    How good is the SM57 for classical guitar?
  5. Harsh Kumar

    Harsh Kumar The Official IGT Jester

    SM5's are really nice mics.
    I use them for the vocalist!

    For acoustic guitar a unidirectional mic is not really what you would be looking for.

    Get a good condenser stage mic ($150-$2000) or just condensor mics, they will do great.

    I dont have much experince with different mics, but this works for me
  6. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    You mean SM5x (SM57/58)? Or is SM5 another mic, not present on Bajaao?

    Condenser mics...this seems okay?
  7. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    Guitars are almost always miced with condensers. But they need preamp with pantom power to work and for any decent recording you would need a booth. Plus they are pretty expensive and flimsy.

    Sm58 can work for both..
  8. flood

    flood New Member

    the 57 is excellent for cabinet miking.

    for acoustic guitar, a dynamic mic will not be as good as a condensor. good condensors are expensive, you can look at the mxl line of condensors, they have pretty good reviews as entry level microphones. musiciansfriend.com is having a mic sale right now, if you have someone in the states coming down anytime, ask them to pick it up.

    a cheaper option is to use the SM58 for acoustic guitars and vocals. it will do a decent, if not stellar, job for the former. the MXL condensors are the same price though, if not cheaper. phantom power will be necessary.

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