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Cheap kick mic

Post by vvv » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:41 pm

Aiight, I asked some time ago, but for an update, what's a decent but cheap kick mic?

Anybody know the Shure PG52?

Or am I better off with the Audix D4? D6?

Anybody know that Samson Q-kick?
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Post by ott0bot » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:50 pm

Ahh...forget those.

Sennheiser e602. I see them on ebay all the time for under $100.

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Post by rhythm ranch » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:22 pm

ott0bot wrote:Ahh...forget those.

Sennheiser e602. I see them on ebay all the time for under $100.
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Post by jnTracks » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:54 pm

stay away from shure's PG line.

the beta52 is pretty awesome. the audix d6.

those are always my picks for single mic.
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Post by kslight » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:19 pm

Audix D6 is usually my go to (beta 52 is decent but I like the audix better) but if you don't already have an akg d112 I would start there because I find the d112 useful for bass cab also, whereas I don't care for the audix d2/4/6 on any source but drums.

If price is an issue buy used.. I got my d112 for maybe around $100...much better deal than a pg series any day.

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Post by jgimbel » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:30 pm

People love to rag on them but I do love my D112. I started with a Nady "bass drum mic" that's definitely the equivalent of the PG line, and it was just absolutely horrible. You know how most times if you can't get at least a somewhat usable sound from a piece of gear you're just not understanding a good way to use it? With this, it was the mic, haha. I got a D112, instantly so much better. I've never had an issue with the "basketball on a gym floor" sound people complain about, but I usually mic about a foot away from the resonant head. The scoop of the EQ curve makes the kick sound actually pretty natural since it's picking up a lot of mids when backed up a bit from the res head.

I also love it on bass cab (better than my SM7, MK319, or others I've tried), and it was even the perfect mic for vocals on one song on the album I just finished. I spent an entire day trying different mics, messing with EQ, finally I said "it shouldn't be this hard, why don't I just try the D112" and it was perfect. If you go to the link below, "Night Song" has the D112 on vocals. I love that mic. I'd like to try others (the e602 sounds incredible, the D6 seems pretty nice too) but I'm really happy with what I get from my D112.
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Post by vvv » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:59 pm

Thanx, y'all!
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Post by Snarl 12/8 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:37 pm

I'm pretty psyched with my switch from d112 to e602, even if the resulting tracks blew the foam surrounds out on my vintage Advent bookshelfs that I was monitoring with.
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Post by Jitters » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:37 am

The e902 is pretty cool too. Has anyone done a head to head with the e602? The folks at Sennheiser seem to think it's a few dollars better, anyway...

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Post by vvv » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:37 am

Snarl 12/8 wrote:I'm pretty psyched with my switch from d112 to e602, ....
Very interested to hear summa that!
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Post by eeldip » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:40 am

dont forget to see if there are any peavy 520i for sale. i got mine for $40 shipped. perfectly good kick mic. its a bit more leaning to the dry punch kick mic like an re20 instead of that punchBOOM thing that the 112 does.

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Post by Recycled_Brains » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:56 am

rhythm ranch wrote:
ott0bot wrote:Ahh...forget those.

Sennheiser e602. I see them on ebay all the time for under $100.
+1
+2.

I got mine for like $60 on ebay. Love it.

Those PG mics are shit. If you're considering those, just get a 57 instead. Way more useful.
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Re: Cheap kick mic

Post by Gregg Juke » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:33 am

>>>>Shure PG56 Sucks, etc., etc., etc.<<<<

Huh. I wouldn't use it as a kick mic, that's for sure, but I have one and have found it useful...

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Re: Cheap kick mic

Post by Gregg Juke » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:36 am

PS-- I also have several of the Audix D series mics, and I don't think there's anything wrong with them either (although I don't have/haven't used the kick mic in that series).

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Post by dsw » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:25 am

I loves me my Audio Technica ATM 25. No longer made, bummer, but might be able to find used. Lots of Whooomp. Built like a brick shit house too.
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