Royer Labs R-121 Platinum by guitarz
The R-121 cames boxed in a neat wooden box with an pouch to protect the mic.
What can I say... There is life before and after recording guitars with a Royer R-121 on the cabinet.
It really makes a huge difference. It sounds sweet and at the same time like it is capturing the full spectrum of your guitar sound.
Combine it with a SM57 and you are in guitar heaven.
The SM57 brings the clear and agressive mids and the Royer fills in the blanks completing the sound with a fullness I've never had before.
It supports 135db of SPL so its pretty safe to put it in front of a crancked guitar amp, nevertheless it is recomended that you angle the mic so that the sound waves dont hit the ribbon directly.
Since I bought it is our go to mic for recording guitars. Sometimes combined with a 57 for extra aggression and sometimes on its own for a beautifull full sound.
You cant live without one. Believe me!
Also tried it on acoustic guitar and it gives a roomy (due to the figure of 8 pattern maybe) and mellow sound, not suitable maybe for everything but it sure has its use.
Support from Royer Labs is great and they even offer you a free re-ribbon of the micro when you send the registration.
It is not a cheap mic, but I guess you dont want a cheap sound either