Does anybody do this anymore? I have a little benefit gig coming up, and my old Guild doesn't have a pickup in it. Is it feasible?
With all that aiming the mic to get just the right placement it must have been lots of fun for the players not moving.My friends just played a wedding (entrance music, not the party after) and only mic'd. Neither had guitars that had an on-board p/u. They used my gear so I know what they did... I have two pencil mics I aimed in various places till I found the right sound, good volume and no feedback. For the guys guitar, I aimed it between the 12th fret, and the sound hole. For her Uke, we aimed it closer to the bridge, a little closer to the body, to be able to keep the volume down. They did the gig the following week, and said they had zero issues with feedback, or volume. Everyone who was supposed to hear, heard fine.
I was "donating" the use of my gear so they wouldn't have to charge the bride and groom. They were patient as they needed to be. They'd rather me figure it out on a non-live setting than winging it the day of. Plus, they're both pretty mellow.With all that aiming the mic to get just the right placement it must have been lots of fun for the players not moving.
I've tried to do the 'two guys singing into a mic' thing, a la The Beatles. I realized pretty quickly that:Good thread. I have always admired the bluegrass style of three or four guys all playing a into one microphone. Just love it. Kudos to the sound guys too!