March 14th, 2012, 10:36 AM
I've been looking at picking up a clamp to attach to my amp. I've been looking at Ampclamp, and the Audix CabGrabber.
The mic is a Shure SM57 and the amp is a BJr.
Has anyone had any experience with either of these products? Is vibration an issue recording with either of these?
March 14th, 2012, 10:43 AM
Vibration will always be a factor when you physically attach a mic to a speaker cab. Live this might not be too much of an issue, depends on the cab and how loud you go. A layer of old mouse-mat makes for a good vibration insulator. (Also good on Vdrum kits to help isolate the pads). In the studio you should use a separate (mini) stand. Course there's always gaffa tape.....
March 14th, 2012, 02:19 PM
Genesis makes a small amp stand that's threaded at the top for mic boom. I use it with my Deluxe.
We don't need to mic the amp too often, but when we do it works well.
March 14th, 2012, 10:36 PM
Genesis makes a small amp stand that's threaded at the top for mic boom.
I've got a similar product from Ultimate Support ... works well!
March 18th, 2012, 05:54 PM
I made my own out of a 19" rack cover plate.
the rubber around it is a piece of bycicle tube to prevent it from slipping and vibrating.
works both ways - stuck under the amp or cabinet or from top, under the handle.
March 19th, 2012, 07:49 PM
Thanks for the tips. I think I'm going to go with a small desk type mic stand that'll be the right height for my BJr. I'm doing some home recording so I want to avoid any unwanted noise. Cheers.
March 19th, 2012, 08:25 PM
If you get a desk stand and use it for live performance you will knock it over
March 19th, 2012, 08:33 PM
If you do go with a desk stand, try to isolate it from the floor with something ... even a couple of mouse pads would be better than nothing.
March 19th, 2012, 09:26 PM
I use the Cab Grabber and I really like it. I use it on a couple of different rigs depending on the band and the gig. Most of the time it's with either a one x 12 cab or with my Fender Super sonic 22. Either way, I have had zero problems and it's much nicer than using any kind of floor mounted mic stand including a small desk type stand. This does not get in the way, vibration has never been an issue and it packs up and goes into my cable box with no problems. I would not be without it!! You will love it!!