Mudcat Café message #1745785 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91596   Message #1745785
Posted By: GUEST
22-May-06 - 09:21 PM
Thread Name: Mandolin Mudcatters survey
Subject: RE: Mandolin Mudcatters survey
A friend of mine who's a session/showcase player told me a good alternative to the Schertler is a Joe Mills internal mic. It needs a graphic ahead of the channel or input on your amp. He's got 2 1/4" jacks. One is the endpin and the other is about two inches below it. His mando has a Baggs in the bridge he uses for live gigs. Again, with an eq ahead of the channel. For recording he uses the Joe Mills internal and some big honkin' Neuman with about a 3" diaphram he bought at a pawnshop in LA. He sets the external mic about 3-4 inches away aimed towards the middle of the body. The mando is recorded in stereo using both mics. Depending on the live showcase situation he'll use the Joe Mills/Baggs combo or just the Baggs alone if there's bass and drums. He uses an off the shelf Washburn M3SW F style. Sounds phenomenal in his hands.