|May 2, 2009 | Gear, J.Yuenger As Producer
What’s that? Using a microphone you found in the trash to record guitars? Well, why not? Back when Sean and I ran The Saint, I found an Electro-Voice 635A in the giant ( I mean giant, all the way up to the ceiling ) mound of trash we cleared out of the back room. Turns out that this mic was considered a kind of secret weapon on guitar amps in the 70s and 80s. This particular one sounds sort of okay, and it doesn’t really do anything that standard mic choices ( Shure SM57, Sennheiser MD421 ) don’t do. Who knows how much liquor has been spilled on it through the ages, though.