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Re: Sunday Artist & Song Showcase, May 23, 2021
Thanks Ken, I've seen and heard Ranger Doug get some great sounds from this same model or one similar. I'm thinking he travels with his own mic and knows just how to get the best results. I'm thinking many, but not all of the pros do this. Back in the 70's at a "New" Kingston Trio show, here in SE Michigan. The guys were having issues with the sound system. Bob apologized and told the crowd , we're taking a very short break to switch to our OWN sound equipment.
They quickly brought out a BOSE P A from the motor home (that's what I said..Motor Home)and then proceeded with a first rate sound. First time I'd ever heard of Bose.
This was long before the stand alone Bose were introduced, it was the standard of the day powered mixer with detached speakers. Still one of the best portable units I've ever heard.
I'm thinking by the mic's look that it's a Neumann KM84 Small Condenser Mic which is held in high esteem by many players. It was discontinued in 1992 and replaced by the Neumann KM184. Many still prefer the Neumann KM84 over its newer version.
Thanks for the Tony Rice videos. I'm not really a blue grass guy but have been a long time fan of Tony Rice. His version of Early Morning rain is great. Wondering what type of uni directional mics that he and his rhythm player are using.
Micing a guitar has always been awkward for me. I see the mandolin player appears to be using a Shure 57, sort of an industry standard.
Tony seems to be using a pencil mic of some sort...just curious.
Tony Fest! 'Nuff said!