Miking a banjo and small guitar

FAQ #2266 Updated October 30, 2008

Question:

I was thinking of getting a Beta 98/S to mic my banjo and papoose (little guitar.) Would this be the best mic or should I opt for something else? Mobility is not too demanding, meaning wireless is not necessary.

Answer:

Any reason you have to mount the mic on the instrument? This leads to lots of mechanical noise being transferred into the microphone.

We suggest a flat response condenser mic (KSM137; SM81; SM94) mounted on a floor stand. Then the only "connection" between the mic and the instrument is acoustical.


To see which microphones we recommend for acoustic guitar, see our online Selection Guide at: Which microphone should I use on ... ? (Selection Guides)

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