#1
i need to know, in your opinion, what would be the best(affordable, please) microphone for playing an acoustic guitar live?

Im looking for something around $50, if that is possible.

I'm planning on putting it through a mixer and then through two small PA speakers, along with a vocals microphone(but i've already got that covered).

thanks a lot.
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#2
I don't know much about this stuff...
Obviously it would help if you had an electric acoustic lol.
Another vocals mic should be fine for an acoustic I think. The SM58 is used by alot of metal/hardcore vocalists :p .
#3
hah, just what i need for folk music.
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#4
A very good way to spend money; http://carvin.com/products/single.php?ItemNumber=M68

will do much more than just that - honestly just as good as an SM58 and I have no problem saying that

They used to be about the same price, but Carvin dropped the price $10

of course this is what you're looking for : http://www.carvin.com/products/single.php?ItemNumber=M50&CID=MIC

those are the best you can do without going used
-Mike
#6
Quote by kurdtkobaign
Check out Behringer mics. Great bang for your buck!


Behringers aren't amazing "bang for your buck", they're just cheap. Carvin will give you a higher quality product.
-Mike
#7
I use a 40buck Sony and it's OK
Tone is all ...... well probably 75%, in your fingers.
The rest depends on your wallet's thickness !!

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#8
Quote by HopePoisoned
Behringers aren't amazing "bang for your buck", they're just cheap. Carvin will give you a higher quality product.

Berhinger stuff (anything but guitars and guitar amps) is actually all pretty good stuff for the price. My friend bought a few Behringer condenser mics and they sound really good. For $60 for the pair...theyre damn good.
#9
I wouldn't buy a condenser for this...they're nice in a studio setting, but generally too sensitive for live stuff...they feedback too easily.
I'd use two SM57's.
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#10
Quote by That_Pink_Queen
I wouldn't buy a condenser for this...they're nice in a studio setting, but generally too sensitive for live stuff...they feedback too easily.
I'd use two SM57's.


Good idea but way above price range for him.

SM-57 is VERY similar to SM-58. SM-58 is pretty much just the Carvin CM-68. They're all fine choices, but he's got 50 to spend.
-Mike