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Posted by Preston on March 29, 2001 at 11:10:15:

In Reply to: Miking Acoustic Bass posted by G. on March 26, 2001 at 21:36:13:

: Sorry, I'm new to the WebBoard thing, please excuse my reposting if this appears twice!

: Anyone with any any experience care to share any ideas on acheiving a nice recording of acoustic bass. It may seem like a broad question, but thats fine. It will be good if I receive a broad response as well. 2 mics? 1 mic? Large diaphragm? Ribbon? Condensor?

: We'll keep it in the jazz genre, just to keep things in perspective. I've generally approached recording with one mic at most times. A KM84 works well for me.

: I've also adapted using 2 mics on occasion, one just above the bridge (between f-hole and bridge facing off-axis towards strings / body), whetehr it be a U87 / 414 (something along the lines of) and a KM84 or something similar up the body a ways, to allow for balance / clarity.

: Best,
: G.

Hey G:

I just recently purchased the K & K Golden TRINITY Upgrade. This system was
designed by K & K with expert consultation by Bob Gollihur. This system has
a Mic with a piezo input into a mixer. I use the Mic control for depth and warmth
and the piezo control for volume and clarity. When used with my Acoustic Image
Combo,it sounds like I'm playing (volume and clarity wise) three instruments.
From bowing a Sonata to pizzing a smooth jazz lick. I've found the answer for
me with this setup.


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