#1
OK, heres the thing, ive been gigging with my vox for ages now, but i much prefer the tone of my Valve junior head and laney 2x12 with jensens. If i mic my epi VJ up will it still sound as sweet, cos i obviously wouldnt be able to gig with it unmiced cos its only 5 watts. So thats it! would it still sound OK thu a PA. BTW its an awesome PA system and i will only need it for small venues.
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#2
yeah, it would sound exactly the same with a good mic.
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#3
cheers dude^
Have you any experience in micing amps? cos i aint lol, i no the shure SM57 is a good amp mic, wat do you do when you mic ur amp up, like where do you position everything?
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#4
Just off centre of the speaker cone.
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#5
OK, but theres two speakers lol. I sound like a noob, im not i just have never mic'd amps up
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#6
The 57 can be really tricky. It takes a lot of tinkering around as far as positioning goes. Just pick a speaker and put the mic dead center of it facing it straight on. Play, listen...adjust accordingly. The further away you get from the center the beefier it sounds, but too far you get all low end and no high end definition. I find that the sweet spot is usually about an inch or so away from the exact center of the cone...
#7
Mic it too close and you get a pile of mud.
Mic it too far you get little volume and well..like an amp with no battery left.

Experiment until you find a happy middle ground. That's why we have soundmen!
#8
metallica put their mic's behind the speaker lol experiment
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#9
micing guitar amps in a live situation is very simple. in studio it takes alot of trial and error to get the best sound.

a sure SM57 or an SM58 are your two best choices for live. put the mic about 1 and a half inches from the grill/cloth and just off center.

a good little trick if you are the only guitarist in your band is to mic up both speakers, pan them either side and put one out of phase. its sounds really great.

if you need any help on studio micing gimme a pm and ill help as best as i can.
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#10
^ Ooooooh yea, finally, a soundguy.......

Sound engineer.

Well yea, people really don't care how it sounds live, since they only hear it once unless they make a video and watch it at home. This is usually the case, so they don't really care if you even mic the head instead of the cab.

I have a crap mic at home, and I need a better and cheap mic for recording my guitar, any recommendations. Budget is pretty low..