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Sony C800G - Only good for Vocals or any other Sources? Condenser Microphones
Old 18th November 2016
  #1
Gear Maniac
 

Sony C800G - Only good for Vocals or any other Sources?

Hi There,

I've just used this Mic in my Homestudio on Vocals. I've just read that tony belmont liked it a lot on acoustic guitars. Can anybody confirm this?

What's about drums, electric amped Guitars or Basses, Strings, Percussions, Trumpets, Pianos??

Does anybody have experience with this Mic on other sources than Vocals ?

By the Way.. I'd like to get me a Micscreen for it. This special Mic has a cooling system.. so is there a Micscreen that you could recomment ?
Old 18th November 2016
  #2
Here for the gear
I have used it on a bass guitar amp with AMAZING results!

Fender bassman>Sony C800>Telefunken V72>Teletronix LA2A

Dreamy
Old 18th November 2016
  #3
Gear Maniac
 

nice to hear

whats about electric guitars or other sources?
Old 18th November 2016
  #4
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mac black's Avatar
Acoustic guitar, Violin, percussion, it's amazing on all.

Recorded a telecaster with Vox AC30 & Fender Twin as well last year, sounded amazing as well but I usually prefer dynamics to do that... call me oldschool
Old 18th November 2016
  #5
Gear Maniac
 

By the Way.. I'd like to get me a Micscreen for it. This special Mic has a cooling system.. so is there a Micscreen that you could recomment ?
Old 19th November 2016
  #6
Gear Addict
 

Oh yah! Blah blah blah, why not just use it on everything?
Old 20th November 2016
  #7
Grand piano room mic
Drum room mic to crush
Spot mic for string sessions
Of course Vocals
Reamp Gtr's in a nice room and want real ambience.... throw it up about 6'-9' feet back depending how much room sound you desire... This mic is great all around mic like a u67 or a u87
Old 20th November 2016
  #8
KILLER accordion mic, cuts just right!
Old 20th November 2016
  #9
Gear Nut
 
Alex Banks's Avatar
Everything you record with a c800g will fit in a mix, but never fill it.

Used it a lot recently on acoustic guitars, mandolin etc and liked it a lot.

It's now my go to room mic for drums. Seriously good here.

Actually, it's a great room mic for many sessions without drum kits.

Used it on 3/4 upright bass (by the fingers) in conjunction with a Rode Classic II lower down. Very good.

I usually run it with a Great River pre, but often switch to ISA110 on vocals. Tried the WA TB12 on rap vocals - it was OK.
Old 20th November 2016
  #10
Gear Maniac
 

thanx for this input guys.. so Im glad to have this mic

Now I only have to take it to the Studios at SAE and try it out by myself how it works on different sources
cause my room at home is not very optimized sonically
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