I guess I need a microphone now.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by John Backlund, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    ...so I can embarrass myself with vocal harmonies on my new Boss Acoustic Singer amp. So far, all I've managed to accomplish is almost figuring out how to do seemless looping with it, which I find to be a bit of a problem.
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    . . . so, shouting into the pickups not workin'?
    ;)

    Actually, players who can throw some complimentary parts onto a looper have my deep respect.
    No idea how steep is the learning curve on those things - I've never dared.

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Worth every bit of effort and practice.
     
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    I bought one a couple of weeks ago. Love this amp!I haven't used the looper and probably won't. Disclaimer: I have no idea how to use a looper. But that harmony thing is interesting. I just got the footswitch for doing harmonies and plan to give it a go tomorrow.
     
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  5. John Backlund

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    Now I just need a suitable mic and mic stand (and where to buy a voice, but that's a different problem), and was wondering if people were using a Shure SM58(?), which used to be/is a popular vocal mic, and quite affordable.
     
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    That guitar is so distracting... what? Gorgeous...
     
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    A Shure SM 58 is still a solid vocal mic. Buy from a reputable dealer so you don't wind up with a fake.
     
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    Cool guitar. I find in buying new gear that no good deed goes unpunished...like bringing home a 100 piece Lego set. I've liked the Shure mikes I've used...never owned one...I have a no name knock off around here somewhere.
     
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  9. John Backlund

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    It's an Eastwood 'Rockerbox' semi-hollow.
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    SM58 is great. I picked up an EV (I think it's the ND86) and found it was easier to mix than the sm58. Slight presence boost, kind of like the 58 beta. Musicians friend was blowing them out for $50 a few years back.
     
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  11. John Backlund

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    I can probably buy from our local music store, I'll avoid eBay and similar sources for the mic.
     
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    Correction.....you need two turntables AND a microphone. ;)
    Stunning guitar, BTW.
     
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    Congratulations!
    That amount is on my radar should my loudbox mini poop out.

    I've used a Shure SM-58 for over 20 years. They are my only suggestion.
    Guitar center/musicians friend is probably running some kind of sale about now.

    Get a boom stand.
     
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    I'm using a SM58. It works for me but, of course, this is just my basement setup.
     
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    I hooked up the footswitch today and was playing around with the 3 harmonies, especially the highest.
     
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    Believe it or not the Behringer 8500 is a fabulous mic for around $35 new. I have 2 SM58's and a SM57 to compare. The Behringer is warmer and louder before feedback.
     
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