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Old 15th October 2014
  #28
Lives for gear
 

In the acoustic Bluegrass world I work in the first chore is tracking a Rthm. guitar with a scratch lead vocal. Based on the vocal qualities that are usually easy to perceive, "when the red light is not on the singer" I will have a pretty good idea the mic and pre that will best fit the lead vocalist for a finished track. I will always discuss my preferences with the lead singer and the reasons why I believe certain combinations should work best for a given singer/picker however I always leave the door open for the performer to try a different mic if they feel they are not where they need to be sonically.