SM81 on Electric Guitar Amplifier use?

FAQ #2544 Updated October 23, 2008

Question:

Could you let me know if is not completely insane to try a SM81 on my Electric Guitar Amp for recording? What should I take care of to do it and get good sound and without any damage for my SM81?

Answer:

You will not damage the SM81 with high SPL, but it might produce a distorted signal.

Suggestions:

1. Use the 10 dB pad.

2. Use the lo-cut filter in the steep position.

3. Place the mic capsule at a 45 degree angle in relation to the speaker cone.

4. Experiment with different mic positions and distances.

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