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Re: drums mics for double bass

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Posted by Joe Kyle on November 19, 2001 at 18:51:45:

In Reply to: drums mics for double bass posted by epicruchi on November 18, 2001 at 18:44:53:

: Today i,ve probed a shure prologue 10 with my double bass. Itīs a very cheap mic and it works with to many instruments. I think it may be there a drum mic that works perfectly with the double bass. Anybody have probed a bass drumīs mic.thanks.

Lately, I've been getting very good results from a Sennheiser 421
as a double bass mic. An ElectroVoice RE 20 also works quite well,
as does the Audio Technica Pro37R (not really a drum mic).

I position the 421 on a short mic stand so that it's just below
bridge height, pointed at a 45-degree angle at the G side, about
4-5 inches from the bass.
The RE 20 works better pointed directly at the f-hole on the G side.
The Pro37r works best wrapped in foam (or a towel) and stuffed in the
arch of the bridge with the "business end" pointed up.

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