You Should Meet
BY RICH TOZZOLI AND PETE MOSHAY
Think about the inspiration we’ve all had from hearing an amazing
electric guitar recording. I know it’s literally altered my career path,
and I’m sure countless others will have similar stories. But getting
that perfect sound from the speaker to tape is no easy task.
There are infinite combinations of pickups, strings, amps, cables,
instruments and players, each with their own tonality (and an
endless number of opinions, too!). However, right up there in the
order of importance is certainly the choice of microphone.
Each selection will add a little something different to the sound,
and no one choice is always the right one.
Below, Grammy Award Winning engineer/producer Pete Moshay and I
put a nice selection of mics up on an electric guitar session, all ranging
in street price from $99 to over $4000. From the desert island Shure
SM57 to a vintage Coles 4038 ribbon, there’s something for everyone.