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 Post subject: a good mic for a hammered dulcimer
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:40 pm 
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This is for my wife's HD. I've tried HD pickups but they don't seem to actually "pick up" the sound. Most accomplished musicians mount a mic above the strings off a mic stand. I've tried that, and the problem is that in church we only have standard vocal mic's. Is there a good, ah unidirectional mic or somethign that would be better? Maybe similar to a mic you'd put on a banjo, or guitar w/out a pickup?

Any suggestions for something reasonably priced?

thanks,

Jorg

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 Post subject: Re: a good mic for a hammered dulcimer
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:19 pm 
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I'd suggest some kind of condenser mic:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sterling-Au ... 1165166.gc

Condensers require some kind of power source too - from the mixing board by phantom power or a battery in the mic.

Depends on the situation but I'm think a small diaphragm rather than large. Would depend on the ambient noise, e.g. other instruments. Something like a Zoom H4 can be used as stereo condenser mics and the mics in ours sound pretty good, but stereo micing is pointless without a stereo mix.

I have no particular experience with the linked model. I have a Rode NT1A (lg diaphragm) and an SM87. The 87 would sound good, but you can probably get a good mic for less. I got a deal on mine. The Rode isn't really a 'live' mic.

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 Post subject: Re: a good mic for a hammered dulcimer
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:55 am 
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Thanks, Jim! I'll take a look!

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