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Crash K
Oct 20, 2009 2:39 AM GMT

I have been using A SM 57 to mic my amps and am considering trying something new. Does any one have experiencewith the EV ND468 or the CAD E100?


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Oct 23, 2009 1:35 AM GMT
John P Replied:

The EV has a much wider frequency response than the SM 57. I haven't tried one myself, but Adam Gussow raves about it in one of his videos. If I needed to mic my amp (it has an XLR line out, so i don't), I'd be very tempted to try the EV. FWIW.

Oct 28, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
Crash K Replied:

Thanks for the info. I got the EV idea from the gussow video. I like the fact that it pivots. Had a sound guy use a CAD on my amp a couple of weeks ago and I thought it sounded pretty good.

Also considering the Sennheiser e906.

Probably will buy it in about a month. Setting aside some $ each week.

Oct 28, 2009 6:25 PM GMT
John P Replied:

You know, i used to blow harp through an EV RE-15. At one time or another, I've tried and/or used abot a half dozen other EV models. In my experience, just about any EV mic sounds pretty good for harp. Now, I realize that micing an amp is different, but all my experiences with EV mics have been so positive, that when I saw the Gusssow video, I had no doubt that the EV ND 468 would be as good as he described. BUT, as i said before, I've never actually tried one.

Oct 28, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
walterharp Replied:

I have been happy with the Sennheiser E609, but mostly for live music apps, where tone is not so important (i.e. bar gigs with 50-200 people, and the acoustics are not so great anyway, there is no way to get fine differences) If studio-type recording is the goal, then maybe this is not good enough. The E906 has selectable tone characteristics... attractive. And the ability to just hang it in front of the amp off the handle on top is nice, not another mic stand to clutter up the stage.

Nov 11, 2009 5:54 PM GMT
Franjo M Replied:

i have a sm57 and on my little costume champ sound so quiet

i have shaker retro rocket and for me is much better

Nov 19, 2009 4:58 AM GMT
haggis m Replied:

I use an AKG D2300S dynamic vocal mike. I've found this to be the best mike for tone and feedback resistance for harp, I'm sure there are other mikes just as good but this is the one that works for me. I also found Beyer mikes to be good for harp as well.

Nov 20, 2009 6:14 PM GMT
ron a Replied:

I would just keep using the's pretty hard to beat if you put it on a short stand so the sides face the floor and the end is just off the speaker. If you hang it off the cab...make sure there's carpet on the stage or it can become a feedback problem.

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