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Clip on mics+Clasical Guitar
Old 21st July 2007
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Clip on mics+Clasical Guitar

im toying with the idea of getting a clip on mic like the Audio-Technica AT898cT4

to record my clasical guitar in my home studio. I had a pickup installed but its piezo and it sound hmm, plastiky and unatural. and i dont have a good recording environmnt to place a desent condenser mic which will have lots of noise.

anyone have recorded with clip on mics or use the internal mic that comes in some alvarez clasical guitars? and if so what do u think of them?

maybe i can get the piezo changed for a small mic but maybe the combination of a clip on and the piezo id get a more rich tone. (of course a nice wooden studio would be ideal but....) an inside mic would be nice as it will capture some air and it will be hidden to some extra room/big city noise.

i tried going to guitar center but the noise walla and speakers they use , cant tell clearly if they sound good or not.

what internal mics are out there that sound great that i could replace my piezo pick up?

Oh, piezo pick up is in the brigde not on the sound hole. (i dont think there are sound hole pickups for clasical like thereis for acustic)
Old 21st July 2007
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Old 21st July 2007
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I wouldn't dream of recording a classical guitar that close, 1m is as close as I've ever went, even with ensembles

If you really must have a mountable system, I have one of these for live (steel strung) work with an MKH40 and it's excellent: LiveGuitar H-clamp

For live classical/flamenco I always advise DPA mics...
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