Really like the Shure Beta58. It's always just seemed to capture a nice, natural sound without any hype, like what it does on a vocal. I've always used this mic for acoustic guitar, and have never heard a need to change. Generally not much e.q. is needed unless you've got a boomy low end on your acoustic, and this is solved with some e.q. on your board or preamp, or a change in mic direction .
Hi, Steely! I have to disagree about the Beta 58 - I don't much like 'em for anything, especially acc gtr. One type of dynamic I have had decent results with is the E-V RE10/11/15/16 series of variable D cardiods. The lack of proximinty effect means that they don't get the usual "woofiness" problem. The 15 and 16 have a bit better top end than the less expensive versions.
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Audix OM2 ( i like these mics ).
RE-16 ( always gets some love here ).
JZ BT 301 ( nice on anything acoustic ).
i even have a couple GT 33 mics that hit the spot at times.
the shiny box ribbon is cool!
a B&O with a RCA mod by Clarence Kane in the right setting.
i never know what i will use but the come to mind.
My go-tos are:
-KM 84 (when I had one available to me)
What sometimes works, but sometimes doesn't
-Peluso 22 47 (often is very disappointing, but sometimes is magic)
-121 (usually needs to be coupled with something else)
I wish I had some 4006's or CM5/6's as I remember those sounding terrific when I had the chance to use them a while ago.
-1073 (clone) is good for some girth with bite
-512 is good for a lot of body
-ISA 428 is good for a basic and "not in-your-face" sound
-Portico 5015 (or any of the portico pres) are great for clean detailed sounds