Thursday, April 15, 2010

SM57 vs e609


The Shure SM57 and the Sennheiser e609...

They are probably the most common, most used mics for mic'ing guitar amps. So I decided I would pit them against eachother.
Even though both these mics are extremely common-place both in the studio and on the stage, they do have very unique and distinct sound characteristics. And being the detail-oriented, mediocre guitar player that I am, I decided that I would let you all hear some of the differences between these two mics.

Here's the setup...

Clean Tone:
1994 MIJ Strat with rosewood neck-->Boss TU-2-->Fender Twin Reverb 1965 RI

Overdrive Tone:
Strat-->Boss TU2-->Epiphone Valve Jr.-->Celestion Heritage 75W 12"

Now I tried my absolute best to place these two mics in the same position relative to the speaker(s).

And without further ado...

You make the call, the SM57 and the e609.

Until next time,

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

WTFender?! Vol. 2 - Target Market is on point!


Hey bros and dudettes, I know it's been a while since I've posted anything (whatever happened to that New Year's resolution anyway?). Well whatever my sorry excuse for my blogging inactivity may be, I do at least try to make the occasional music concert show every now and again. About a week ago I had the delight to see Murfreesboro band "The Lake" open for local rippers Target Market's final show. The Lake was superb and Target Market really put an amazing cap on the evening. A truly awesome band that many many people will be sad to see go. And in my truly geeky fashion I managed to snap a couple photos of yet another epic display of Fender loyalty (which always brings a tear to my eye) but I'm still super manly. In fact I'm gonna go lift weights after a post this entry. Then I'm going to go cry...I mean beat someone up. Yeah, punch somebody right in the appendix. What do you think of that? Yeah, you're scared and yet oh so intrigued at the same time. So to Target Market, you guys were amazing. And to those of you who don't know who I'm talking about, go listen to/buy their stuff.

Until next time, whenever that may be...


okay okay, the geeky details...

At first glance, here's what I think we're lookin' at:
-an American Standard Tele
-some sort of Standard Strat
-the RI Fender Tele Deluxe
-and a pair of Hot Rod DeVilles (I think)
-bonus P-Bass photo