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How to Record Acoustic Bass Guitar Condenser Microphones
Old 7th November 2017
Gear Nut

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How to Record Acoustic Bass Guitar

I made this video to cover principles of tracking acoustic bass guitar and comparative demos of:
  • Acoustic – with microphone
  • Pickup – straight into DI
  • Pickup – via tube preamp / DI
  • Cabinet – with microphone
  • Blend – tube DI & mic’d cabinet

PDF script of this video available at:

Old 8th November 2017
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Thanks for taking the time to make the video, Dave. Nice instrument, and you show that it can create a good range of useable tones. Of course, as you said near the beginning, different strings would change the sound considerably.
Old 3 weeks ago
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I'm beginning to achieve the "sound in my head" pursuit for ABG. Here's a complete alt country song using the ABG with a mic'd signal. I used the tube-based Peluso 22 251 and in post used an expander plugin to apply a quick attack and quick decay on the bass -- similar to an upright bass with gut strings. Song includes dobro, lap steel slide guitar, rhythm guitar and vocal.

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Dave Buerger on Bass - ReverbNation
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