Sunday, June 17, 2007

Naked Eye Ribbon Microphone Review - Mesa Amp

What can I say about the sound of the Naked Eye ribbon microphone up front and personal on the face of a combo amp like this recent vintage Mesa? Here it is placed off the edge of the cone a bit with the dark side facing in, probably to get a thickness and density thing going, which sounds incredible. Of course, all you have to do is loosen the mount, which is designed so you can put the mic right up to the amp, even IN the cone of the speaker if there is no grill cloth, and rotate it until you get just the right sound, the one you like. It is so easy to get correct mic placement on an amp with this simple mount and you never have to worry about hairnet rubber stretchy breaking doodads again.

Of course, you can use a regular mount. Go wild. Another thing most people overlook is suspending the mic by its cable over a stage or in front of drums and up high. Yes you can do that.

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