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In case you've ever wondered how to mic a bong...

Post by Red Rockets Glare » Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:22 am

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Re: In case you've ever wondered how to mic a bong...

Post by Electricide » Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:48 am

how do you like that Ernie Ball volume pedal?

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Re: In case you've ever wondered how to mic a bong...

Post by joeysimms » Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:50 am

Isn't that Jason Mason from Future Pigeon / Whisky Biscuit? Were you recording them?


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Re: In case you've ever wondered how to mic a bong...

Post by Red Rockets Glare » Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:55 pm

Not my Ball, but those things are very accurate. Not as accurate as the Goodrich Pedal Steel volume pedal, but that is twice the price.
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Re: In case you've ever wondered how to mic a bong...

Post by cheexolicious » Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:05 pm

I like bongs

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Post by joeysimms » Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:06 pm

The Beastie Boys had a nicely recorded bong hit.. And Royal Trux looped one for "Driving in That Car with The Eagle on The Hood"..

I'm quite sure Jason's applying the "method" technique in getting that sound to tape!

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Post by vvv » Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:06 pm

I think a C1000S might also work there...
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Re: In case you've ever wondered how to mic a bong...

Post by joeysimms » Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:14 pm

hmm.. might have to have a shoot-out to see which mic works best..

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Post by tiger vomitt » Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:28 pm

my akg headphones broke like that too

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Re: In case you've ever wondered how to mic a bong...

Post by littlebrothersclothes » Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:00 pm

My favorite mic'ed bong is the one on Monster Magnet's Spine of God ... at the beginning of "Nod Scene" IIRC ...

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Post by greatmagnet » Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:26 pm

This could turn into one of those truly endless threads.
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Re: In case you've ever wondered how to mic a bong...

Post by awolski » Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:33 pm

I, er, I mean this guy I know, has also had luck actually pressing the 57 against the plastic down near the bottom of the bong (beneath the water level). Holding the front of the mic against the bong gives real low, bubbly sounds, while aiming the mic as shown above captures the "pull" part of the process better. I mean, or so I've heard.

But what is the best tube preamp under $500 for miking bongs with? :D

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Post by housepig » Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:56 pm

I find that a 10-12" glass bong has better resonance, and a fuller tone.

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Re: In case you've ever wondered how to mic a bong...

Post by vvv » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:15 pm

Since it was mentioned, I like the bong sound on that Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds song, "Shufflin' On."

There's a pretty cool snippet of Chicago's El tran, too on the CD.
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Re: In case you've ever wondered how to mic a bong...

Post by cgarges » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:28 pm

Dude, is that Butch Vig?

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