#1
Hey, question for all you acoustic experts.

My band is playing an acoustic gig tomorrow night. Unfortunately my acoustic guitar isn't acoustic/electric. So I'm stuck with using a microphone for amplification.

I have a Shure SM57. How would I place this mic to get the best quality sound?

Thanks.
#2
just place it right up next to the hole as close as you can but leave enough room for strumming.
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#5
there's no really specific settings that any of us can give you... you just gotta get it set up and tinker with it
#6
They sell removable pickups that you can place in the sound hole, You should be able to get one not too expensive at your local music shop.
#7
i thought it was at the top right of the sound hole...(top left if you're holding your guitar as if to play it). I dunno thats what my friend and i do for recording
#8
Okay, just as a follow-up, here's what I did.

I placed the mic pointing at the sound hole, but slightly off-axis. So it was on about a 30 degree angle towards the sound hole and moved slightly towards the fretboard. That gave me room to strum while still keeping the mic about 2 inches from the strings.

I didn't have to do much EQing. I just took out a little bass and it sounded really nice.

Feedback was a bit of a problem. If I brought the mic too close to the sound hole I'd get some feedback, but that was only during the soundcheck since I learned to control it.

All-in-all, it sounded very nice and was a good show. Thanks for the help guys.
#9
if its small enough, it sounds oddly nice INSIDE the sound hole. But outside, put it just aboce the sound hole, tilting downwards.
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