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Rating and Reviews: Golden Age D1 Microphone

Combine the classic style of the 1950s with modern sonic sensitivity in Golden Age's classy all-around mic, designed for vocals yet terrific with instruments.

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"Impressed So Far" submitted October 26, 2013

By Alan Rausch in Eastern Shore Maryland, MD
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Musical Background: Acoustic mostly bluegrass, banjo, dobro, guitar...a long time
Music Style: Bluegrass
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Overall: I bought one of these to use as a one mic for a bluegrass band, we actually use two side mics also, but all the vocals use the one mic set up. I have used lots of combos for this over the years, but some structures, concrete outdoor stuff is tough to prevent feedback even with some equing. Anyway I thought what the heck, used today outside in a concrete floored pavillion, not an ounce of feedback. Not quite as sensitive as a LDC and you need to get a little closer but clean vocals with depth. It picked up the mandolin and guitar great, actually sounded much warmer and natural than the beta 57ʻs we had on the dobro and banjo. If you hit the mic stand it will be heard but we had no problem doing 4 part harmony with it. I had the single monitor volume higher than we ever cold with a condenser. I still like condensers on instruments, but was thinking about getting 2 more just to try them on the other instruments. Hope it holds up well.
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