good ribbon mic for guitar amp
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25th February 2012
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Just an fyi, the Fathead and Fathead II sound exactly the same. I have both and can't tell them apart.
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R121 or rca44
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R121 or rca44
Those are great mics and would do the job amazingly well, but they're not very 'Low End Theory'
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The CAD Trion 7000 is pretty cheap these days, that might be worth a look. Stock it's ok, modded (mine is Oktavamod) is an option down the line, as it is would be for most of the "low-end" suggestions here.
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26th February 2012
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shinybox 46L.
end of thread.
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The CAD Trion 7000 is pretty cheap these days, that might be worth a look. Stock it's ok, modded (mine is Oktavamod) is an option down the line, as it is would be for most of the "low-end" suggestions here.
How's it sound after the mod and what exactly does he mod. I have a 7000 lying around...
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27th February 2012
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Just an fyi, the Fathead and Fathead II sound exactly the same. I have both and can't tell them apart.
I KNOW I read that the Fathead and Fathead II are indeed the same mic. The only differences being cosmetic. I am pretty sure the Cascade web site says this.
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27th February 2012
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How's it sound after the mod and what exactly does he mod. I have a 7000 lying around...
A lot more at the lower end. Overall a lot more realistic, almost shocking that what I heard recorded was the same as the sound at the amp cab.

I think the mod is a new ribbons (there are two in the Trion), new output transformer, and I think less headbasket mesh. It's whatever he does for ribbon mods at Oktavamod.
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27th February 2012
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+111111 another vote for Fat Heads and Shiny Box (unless you can afford a Royer or Coles)
...be sure to get the upgraded Lundahl output transformers (Fat Head)
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28th February 2012
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I KNOW I read that the Fathead and Fathead II are indeed the same mic. The only differences being cosmetic. I am pretty sure the Cascade web site says this.
Yeah, it does say it, but the fact that I can buy them a couple of years apart, and they sound exactly the same speaks to Cascade's quality control. The difference is just a little heftier shock mount for the Fathead II to fit the bigger body. They're really good mics. Pull them out a couple of feet from the cab and the sound is totally effortless and natural.
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28th December 2012
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RCA BK-5b thru an RCA BA-21a... DONE!
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RCA BK-5b thru an RCA BA-21a... DONE!
Maybe so, but certainly not on a 'low-theory' thread kind of budget. Same goes for one of the wonderful AEA mics--not in this budget, I would think.
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28th December 2012
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Right... found this thread thru search and didn't even notice I was in "Low End Theory"... my apologies.

Fathead it is then!
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Right... found this thread thru search and didn't even notice I was in "Low End Theory"... my apologies.

Fathead it is then!
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