karma k6 or fathead ribbons?
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23rd October 2007
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karma k6 or fathead ribbons?

anyone compare the 2 ?

I'm considering a fathead 2...I have an aea r84.
ribbon (and omni) fever lately.
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4th May 2009
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I know this thread is two years old, but it's the exact question I was gonna ask.

So there - any takers?
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4th May 2009
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I'd suggest the Fatheads. I have the K6, and although I enjoy the sound, the build is not nearly as sturdy as the Cascade mics. I have the X-15 and use it all the time, no complaints at all. If you absolutely require the added gain of the active circuit in the K6, then you might want to go that way, but otherwise stick with the Fatheads.
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5th May 2009
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I'd suggest the Fatheads. I have the K6, and although I enjoy the sound, the build is not nearly as sturdy as the Cascade mics. I have the X-15 and use it all the time, no complaints at all. If you absolutely require the added gain of the active circuit in the K6, then you might want to go that way, but otherwise stick with the Fatheads.
Okay, thanks a lot. Anything more to comment on their, you know, 'tone'?
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14th May 2009
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15th May 2009
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Really like the Cascade stuff. Sturdy, good sound, etc. VERY nice on Guitar amps and hi hat.
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18th May 2009
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Really like the Cascade stuff. Sturdy, good sound, etc. VERY nice on Guitar amps and hi hat.
Okay, thanks. For me the primary application is guitar cab in addition to a 57 up close.

Seems to be the consensus to prefer the Cascade to the Karma for these cheap ribbons?
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18th May 2009
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thumbsup+1 on Cascade.

Mics sound great. Look great. Customer service is awesome. Best bang for the buck ever.

Would characterize them as a darker sounding ribbon, at least with the stock transformers.
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18th May 2009
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Especially for recording electric guitar - the added gain from the K6 won't be your friend as far as signal distortion goes (no pad), and the yoke won't let you get it as close to the cab as you might want.

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Okay, thanks. For me the primary application is guitar cab in addition to a 57 up close.

Seems to be the consensus to prefer the Cascade to the Karma for these cheap ribbons?
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19th May 2009
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Especially for recording electric guitar - the added gain from the K6 won't be your friend as far as signal distortion goes (no pad), and the yoke won't let you get it as close to the cab as you might want.
I was thinking distant miking as opposed to the close 57 - isn't this what ribbons are best at in cabinet application anyway?
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19th May 2009
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Not from my experience. Right up on the grill is where they work for me. LD condensor for distance.

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20th May 2009
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Not from my experience. Right up on the grill is where they work for me. LD condensor for distance.

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Okay, thanks a lot.
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