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Old 09-17-2009, 07:27 PM
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If you are doing mostly strumming and want a guitar with "chirp" to cut through an ensemble, maple/spruce is probably the very best combo. With a good small diaphragm condenser pointed at the joint between neck and body and spaced out 12-16" in a good room, you just about can't miss. A couple of weeks ago I recorded a Takamine maple/spruce for an indie pop combo. I mic'd it with a pair of AKG451Bs set at 90' and pointed as above. I simply rolled off a little bit of the bass. Strumming perfection.

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