JonnyBoy wrote:The placement of the mic is super important. About an inch or so from the cones center right off the dust cap. Then, tilt the mic aiming Down a little to catch some more tone from the farther section of the middle of the cone. Kind of like mixing both in the final signal. that seems to work well for me and was taken from a picture of Jerry's cabs. It seems like I am trying to catch both highs and mids/low mids with the right tilt. I will try to take a pic. Just putting it right at the center of the speaker hasn't givens a tone I like best.
lunasparks wrote:JB - (1) do you have pictures of Jerry's cab or can point me/us to them? (2) in the quote above you're saying that the mic grille should be only 1 inch away from the cone's center/dust cap--so very close, basically inside the cone an inch from the dustcap? And most/all of the mic grille should be outside the dust cap? Just trying to either get some pics or better visualize your description of the sweet spot. Thanks.
SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:I've tried many times and failed 100% of the time with an SM57. I could never ever get that mic to work on a JBL for a good Jerry tone. I refuse to try anymore. There's something about the treble peak in a '57 that just fights me every time. I can definitely make a '57 work as a good guitar mic on many speakers if carefully positioned, but not on a JBL... The result is always small, phasey, and harsh with a '57. The Senn421 has the curve for Jerry tones and is SUPER clean and friendly with that metal dustcap, very clear, full, and strangely not harsh. The Senn 409/609/906 is a great alternative, a bit more cloudy and warm, but easy on the ears and nicely clear and sweet. For anyone who's invested in an authentic Jerry tone, I can't imagine not owning a Sennheiser 421 as an essential and key part of the rig.
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