#1
Hi, hope this is in the correct forum!

My question is: What is the best microphone to record guitar? I am on a budget of under £100/$160.
#4
In that price range the best bet is an SM57. It'll also do lots of other things quite well too.
#5
Okay, thanks. Someone else actually recommended that mic.

What do you think of a USB mic?
#6
You'll want a usb/firewire interface if you want quality, although ive never used a usb mic so i cant really comment.

Sm57 is an excellent mic choice. Price is good, it has plenty of applications in the studio and is great for electric guitar.

Sennheiser 421 and a Shure Sm57 is pretty much industry standard for recording guitar, although the sennheiser is pretty expensive.
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#9
Bear in mind the tone coming from your amp is still far more important than the mic you use. If you only have access to a cheap practice amp you're going to get better results recording direct using virtual amps.

These are all really good dynamic instrument mics I can recommend for guitar cabs:

Audix i5
Shure SM57
Prodipe TT1
Blue Encore 100i
#10
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Okay, thanks. Someone else actually recommended that mic.

What do you think of a USB mic?

There's a bit about USB mics in the Interfaces sticky. They aren't generally recommended.
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#11
Sennheiser e609 is a good one, too. I still tend to prefer my SM57s or Beyerdynamic M201TG, though.
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