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by Mucaro
(2 posts)
7 years ago

Decent stage mic

Hey guys and gals, first post

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  1. by blackfrancis
    (396 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Decent stage mic

    SM 58 is a good choice. Also good to sing through (if you're Irish, I know you can sing!). The other advantage to a 58 is that sound men all know how to work with them. I've never heard a clip-on that I liked yet. They get too much of the "bell" sound and not enough from the open keys. Regards to Durty Nellie's.

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    1. by MarkLavelle
      (300 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Decent stage mic

      +1 for the SM58

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  2. by Mucaro
    (2 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Decent stage mic

    cool guys thanks for the info, been pricing them, any particular ones or are they much of muchness really? Does anyone use any pedals? Tried playing through a wah-wah in a drunken gig with little success, but Uncle Jack might have had a part to play in that failed venture into uncharted waters. Am looking to spend a bit of money on stage equipment/sax accessories, anyone anything handy they love? I've got a deadly little stand, very stable and steady - Konig&Meyer, didn't pay a whole lot but its never let me down. regards to all and sundry Rob

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    1. by saxmannwmsu
      (48 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Decent stage mic

      Another one from the SM58. That's all we used to mic our solos for the longest time until we got some nice condensers.

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  3. by The Insomniac Saxman
    (141 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Decent stage mic

    The Shure SM-57 is a good workhorse for saxophone . . . durable and road-worthy . . . personally, I prefer it over the SM-58 on saxophone. However, if you're planning on something that can work for recording as well, you may want to drop a few extra bucks and consider the Sennheiser MD-421 or MD-441. I'm a fan of the MD-441, but there's nothing wrong with the MD-421 (I've used both for live and recording). If you want a good affordable clip-on, try to get your hands on an AKG D-409 (when I go wired on stage, that's what I use) . . . they may be out of production now, but you can find them occasionally on eBay (I picked a couple up on eBay for $79 a piece) . . . it's a dynamic mic, and has a fatter and warmer sound than its condenser counterparts (C-409, C-419), plus it doesn't require phantom power. Of course, I wouldn't use it for recording . . . Best of luck!

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  4. by basiliko
    (21 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Decent stage mic

    I've used seinheisers , shure beta 58 & if your going for clip on or wireless ...I prefer the audio technicas...they cut through better than the overpriced shure wireless units.

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