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Best mics for miking guitar in a live bluegrass setting 1 Reply

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Comment by Eric Lambert on November 17, 2008 at 12:11am
I have great results using a Collings D2H through an Aura and a stage monitor.Doesn't really matter what kind.I also use a Sure wireless system.The pickup in the guitar is a K&K mini western.
Comment by Thorsten Jakobsson on November 17, 2008 at 3:55am
I have recently added equipment for my "solo career" . I play by myself in small places, so while the US $ was low I bought a K&K mini western and a LR Baggs Para DI. For our band PA I have a Laney CP12 floor monitor. Good thing with this monitor is that it can also work as a mini PA since it has 1 XLR mic input and 1 line input. So it is perfect for small solo gigs. I just bring the monitor, guitar, DI and mic. Since the LR Baggs Para DI has a volume knob, I can first set a good volume for vocals on the monitor and after that get a fitting volume for the guitar with the Para DI volume knob. The sound is very little colored with the monitor, I guess that is the purpose of a monitor, so this setup is perfect for me.
Comment by Yiannis Gougourelas on November 17, 2008 at 9:17am
I've bought the Schertler Dyn-G and it's Pre II preamp;i haven't use them yet,but from what i read they give excellent results on acoustic guitar tone.Pretty $$ though!
Comment by Michael MacLeod on November 22, 2008 at 7:55am
Howdy, Mike B. Sorry to take so long to respond. I've been traveling. I'm currently in Florida. Ain't the Innernet wunnerful? I'm not much of a guitar amp guy. More of a PA guy.
The AER sounds like a great guitar amp, I would suggest that the Cub is more of a PA sound.
Comment by Marcy Marxer "Iona Martin" on December 10, 2008 at 4:09pm
Yeowza! Just found a wonderfully geeky piece of gear today. It's a keyboard cover made for Pro Tools! It's fantastic! No more frustration switching from format to format and mixing up the shortcuts!
La la laaaa la happy happy girl!
Comment by Bob Mesher on May 31, 2011 at 10:23am
Has anyone here tried the Planet Waves "O-Port"? Its a cone thing that fits into the sound hole, to apparently enhance the tone of an acoustic guitar. I wonder if it makes mush positive effect?
Comment by Marcy Marxer "Iona Martin" on April 7, 2012 at 7:24pm

The new Fishman mini is a great little amp!  Has anybody else tried it?

Comment by Andy Highfield on April 7, 2012 at 8:23pm

Yes. Excellent. We actually use a pair of Fishman SA220's (SoloAmps) for 90% of our gigs these days, though. Similar circuits. Excellent dispersion, plenty of power (2 X 220w), nicely portable (back saver!) and in addition to the 4 mic/DI inputs you can add extra inputs from small mixer via the Aux in. Very flexible and certainly has that real Fishman clarity and honesty to a true acoustic sound. We have used a single one for audiences of up to around 200, and covered over 400 with a pair.

Comment by Roberto Dalla Vecchia on April 8, 2012 at 10:51am

Sounds interesting, I will check it out,

thanks

Comment by Marcy Marxer "Iona Martin" on August 21, 2012 at 5:42pm

Hello Gear Geezers!

The new Fishman amps are GREAT!  The Mini flies in my suitcase-a Samsonite Winfield!  Like the name??  The Mini, suitcase and clothes combined weigh in at about 37 lbs.  The Artist goes by car.
Anybody ready to update us on gear finds?

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