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Really like the Shure Beta58. It's always just seemed to capture a nice, natural sound without any hype, like what it does on a vocal. I've always used this mic for acoustic guitar, and have never heard a need to change. Generally not much e.q. is needed unless you've got a boomy low end on your acoustic, and this is solved with some e.q. on your board or preamp, or a change in mic direction .
Hi, Steely! I have to disagree about the Beta 58 - I don't much like 'em for anything, especially acc gtr. One type of dynamic I have had decent results with is the E-V RE10/11/15/16 series of variable D cardiods. The lack of proximinty effect means that they don't get the usual "woofiness" problem. The 15 and 16 have a bit better top end than the less expensive versions.
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Go to mic for single miking acoustic guitar

Well of course it totally depends what you're trying to enhance and what you're trying to hide (if anything) but I've always found that km84's give you pretty much what you expect from most acoustics.

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Neummann 582 cardiod. done.
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Go to mic for single miking acoustic guitar

GT MD1, MA-200, but mostly I stereo mic acoustics.
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A KM-84 virtually always works. Others may or may not.
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Neummann 582 cardiod. done.

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DPA 4006, top right of body, usually works. Also like MC930 and AEA R-84 for body (not usually on its own though).
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Neummann KM84. Works everytime.
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off the top of my head a few i use would be;

the BLUE DRAGONFLY
Audix OM2 ( i like these mics ).
RE-16 ( always gets some love here ).
JZ BT 301 ( nice on anything acoustic ).
i even have a couple GT 33 mics that hit the spot at times.
the shiny box ribbon is cool!
a B&O with a RCA mod by Clarence Kane in the right setting.
i never know what i will use but the come to mind.
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AKG D19c. It's not hype, this mic is absolutely fantastic on acoustic guitar! Very bright, quite agressive but it works oh-so-well in context.

I don't miss my KM 84s at all, but that's just me. (I also don't miss my KM 54....though that opinion might be sacrilegious to some )
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(Depending on the instrument) my initial setup is: U67, U87 (rock), AT 4050 (pop)
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How is Peluso 22 251 On acoustic alone?

Do you find it easy to use with good results and through what?


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I only have two to choose from......

Peluso 22 251
Shure KSM32

On the rare occasion that I only use one it's the 32. Now I understand why that is, having read a couple of places hereabouts that the KSM32 is actually a Medium Diameter Condenser.

For the JDL project, where the choice was close to limitless, we used a single Joly modded Oktava MK 012 on an old Yamaha and it sounded fantastic.
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My go-tos are:
-Blue Babybotle
-Crown CM700
-C 451
-Earthworks SR69
-KM 84 (when I had one available to me)
-SM 57

What sometimes works, but sometimes doesn't
-Peluso 22 47 (often is very disappointing, but sometimes is magic)
-414
-KSM 27
-121 (usually needs to be coupled with something else)

I wish I had some 4006's or CM5/6's as I remember those sounding terrific when I had the chance to use them a while ago.

For pre's
-1073 (clone) is good for some girth with bite
-512 is good for a lot of body
-ISA 428 is good for a basic and "not in-your-face" sound
-Portico 5015 (or any of the portico pres) are great for clean detailed sounds
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Mercenary KM69 or Gefell M300.
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For me so much depends on the gtr/room/player, but either c12/elam 251/c12, or km56, or RNR-1...
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For me it's either a 451 or a 414. Especially when paired with a nice tube compressor.
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My "go to" mic for acoustic guitars is the Marshall MXL 603.
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Usually my Joly modded MK012

if I want rounder and woodier: AT4047

If I want huge and present: AA CM12 (C12 clone)
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+1 for the Mojave, a "classic" sound, and on a budget, the Rode NTK has a "crispness" that guitar players seem to really like, while still sounding big and clean.
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[QUOTE=John Eppstein;5729729]Hi, Steely! I have to disagree about the Beta 58 - I don't much like 'em for anything, especially acc gtr.

IMHO, the beta 58 is a hard, bordering on harsh, sounding mic. Worked on Bowie for some reason, but not first call on acu guitar, ever.....
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KM 85 is my fav, but a KM 84 sounds nice to.
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I love my Soundelux U195 on acoustic guitars. Almost invariably. I have a couple other choices that sometimes work well, too, but the U195 is my first choice.
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A KM-84 virtually always works. Others may or may not.
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Neummann KM84. Works everytime.

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KM 84 (when I had one available to me)
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KM 85 is my fav, but a KM 84 sounds nice to.
BeesNeez Lulu Fet (KM84 copy) - love it.
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Another vote for a KM84.
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Km184
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We used a single KM184 on a Yamaha Masterbuilt classical today.

It caught all of the subtle nuances of both the excellent playing and the unbelievable tone of the guitar.
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I like the BLUE Dragonfly in this regard, the AEA R84 is a first reach when size is needed.

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The Dragonfly is good, but I sold mine a while back.
I like the Blueberry, even better than my U87.
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