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Overview

  • Specially designed for miking guitar cabs
  • Laterally mounted capsule for miking guitar cabs face on and extremely close to the signal source
  • Supercardioid pattern provides isolation from other onstage signals
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      Special import edition dynamic mic designed specifically for recording guitar cabinets.

      The Sennheiser e609 Silver Dynamic Guitar Mic makes getting killer electric guitar sounds in your project studio or onstage a cinch. The super-cardioid e609 Silver instrument microphone has been specially developed for miking guitar cabs face on and extremely close to the signal source.

      Its laterally mounted capsule can get extremely close to the speaker while the supercardioid pattern provides isolation from other signals. The lightweight voice-coil construction and rigid dome diaphragm provide extended high-frequency performance and a long-wearing capsule assembly. Also suitable for miking drums, especially toms.

      Features

      • Specially designed for miking guitar cabs
      • Laterally mounted capsule for miking guitar cabs face on and extremely close to the signal source
      • Supercardioid pattern provides isolation from other onstage signals
      • Lightweight voice-coil construction and rigid-dome diaphragm provide extended Long-wearing capsule assembly
      • Also suitable for miking drums, especially toms
      • Rugged metal body
      • Advanced shockmount design
      • Hum-compensating coil

      A specialized but very useful mic to have in the locker, plus it's very affordable. Order today.

       

      e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone Specifications:

      • Transducer: Dynamic
      • Pick-up pattern: Supercardioid
      • Frequency response: 40Hz -15kHz
      • Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz): 1,5 mV/Pa
      • Nominal impedance: 350ohm
      • Min. terminating impedance: 1000ohm
      • Connector: XLR-3
      • Dimensions 55mm x 34mm x 134mm
      • Weight: 4.9oz. (140g)
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      Sennheisere609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone
       
      4.8

      (based on 93 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

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        (9)

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (14)
      • Good audio (14)
      • Compact (13)
      • Lightweight (13)
      • Durable (6)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances (14)
        • Home studio (8)
        • Professional recording (8)
        • Amateur recording (6)
        • Outdoor events / games (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Professional musician (9), Experienced (5)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Pink Floyd inspired choice

        I initially saw these mics in their previous incarnation, the sennheiser e409, which had a brownish cloth backing instead of black.Pink Floyd can be clearly seen using these as vocal microphones all throughout the...Read complete review

        I initially saw these mics in their previous incarnation, the sennheiser e409, which had a brownish cloth backing instead of black.Pink Floyd can be clearly seen using these as vocal microphones all throughout the Eclipse (Dark Side of the Moon concept "rehearsal tour") and in the footage of their performance at Pompeii. When I saw this neat looking little device (first assuming it was a vocal mic) and noticed it was a Sennheiser I immediately went into researching it. Turns out they just wanted a weird-looking dynamic mic for their stage show, there are no roadie recollections or band member recollections of the microphones' success on anything except guitar cabinets, however. I do seem to recall, mind you this was several years ago, someone associated with the group at the time saying that the mics were hellishly bad for feedback problems (with their PA set-up at the time--Quadrophonia at 90 billion gigawatts or something--what mic wouldn't feedback in open air, though?).Anyway, I took the plunge on the e609 and have had it for a few years now with no problems whatsoever. It is absolutely 100% *ideal* for guitar miking, as the article points out, but more emphasis should be put on its abilities as a general dynamic mic in my opinion. It blows the SM57 out of the water on most instruments and, although I'm admittedly a bit biased about the issue, vocals.Vocals tend to come out a bit bassy, but to me they sound like a mic should: warm and thick. Comparatively the SM57's I have are tinny and harsh. Lastly, you can't beat the look of the thing!! Everyone who sees it is impressed, especially hardcore Floyd fans. I would recommend this mic to anyone who wants to get up close to an instrument source. Toms with these about an inch above the heads sound so milky smooth they've retired my Sennheiser MD 421 II's to the locker. Something I thought I'd never see happen.I guess it all boils down to personal taste in the sound you want, but if you're looking for smooth and textural sounds I'd buy these over the 421's any day of the week. They're so durable I've started a collection, I have 5 of them and they all get stored with the Neumanns in specially made boxes.Same goes for vocals as far as sound quality goes. These mics pick up nuances you never knew you could capture on tape. Plan to become an avid collector of these beauties; nothing gets in closer without overloading or muddying the signal, and there's nothing like the sound of these hovering over your toms and pressed firmly into your guitar cabs. Anyone who records to multi-track knows the importance of sound isolation, and I've used hundreds of mics and never heard anything that performs so well in that area. It's impossible to truly do a re-mix of the drumtrack without proper isolation. Ditto on vocals. I've recorded sitting right next to my processor fan running at full speed and not even noticed. Also, to my knowledge, these and Neumann Siemens/Telefunken were the only mics used to record amplifiers by The Floyd from 1971-1973, and in the Live at Pompeii re-release one can be seen hovering above an open-face Grand Piano during the recording of "Us And Them". The fact that they had them custom ordered because Abbey Road's mics weren't as good speaks volumes for anyone who knows about the mics available in their lockers.Still haven't tried it live on vocals, nor will I probably. It's an incredible little remnant of rock'n'roll history as well as remarkably efficient in several ways. What else could a gear geek ask for?

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Good for cutting bleed

        I'm comparing this mic to a 57. I often use both for recording guitar, and mix them together. For distorted guitar, it seems to lack the balls that the 57 has. It...Read complete review

        I'm comparing this mic to a 57. I often use both for recording guitar, and mix them together. For distorted guitar, it seems to lack the balls that the 57 has. It does a better job than the 57 for the high end, which is good for clean sounds, but in my opinion it doesn't sound that good for the distorted sounds I've used it on. It's probably better as a live mic or maybe a live recording mic if you want to cut down on bleed.

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        5.0

        Huge Guitar Sound through a PA

        By dkinnear

        from San Diego

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

          I have a Stagepass 400 portable PA and this mic took a great Strat sound and made it phenomenal. The most exciting part is the amount of depth and clear bass frequencies it brought into play. My PA does have the add-on bass cabinet but this mic is what is getting all that great sound into the PA for reproduction. To put it plainly, I hooked up my rig for the first time with this Sennheiser e609 Guitar Amp Mic and was astounded and could not stop playing. The only negative this mic had was that it was virtually impossible to fit the mic into the clip that came with it but that is no problem for most as the mic is designed to hang over the amp in front of the speaker.

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          5.0

          Great for clean tones

          By Mike21ray

          from San Angelo, Tx

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Great For Clean Tones

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

            I haven't used this in a live situation but due to its design I believe it would be great for one. The sound comes threw very nicely. Compared to an sm-57 it is a little sharper but lacks in fullness I would say. When I record with this mic I have it paired with an sm-57 on my amp and it sounds great.
            this is what I hear with my own ear and threw my experience.

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            5.0

            Awesome Microphone

            By Outlaw Al

            from Richmond, VA

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

              Excelent for micing guitar amps. The sound of the amp comes through without any change in tone.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This is my second one!

              By dasqueed

              from Carson City, NV

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile
              • Very Versatile Mic

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

              I bought my second one because I use my first one on so many different situations that I thought a second one would come in very useful!

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              5.0

              super guitar mic

              By farrari

              from Visalia,Ca.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Could Be Constructed A
              • Little More Heavy Duty

              Best Uses

              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

              perfect for micing guitar amps.the sound is pristine and natural..as usual with every Sennheiser mic I own.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              E 609 in Studio on drums

              By Billy

              from Jacksonville, Florida

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

                Live and in the studio, I've been using some small clip on Sennhieser tom mics. I liked them because they easily clipped on the rim of the drum out of the way of the striking area. They had nice positioning options and worked fine. But I bought the E609's recently and although I've not used them live yet, in the studio, they improved the sound of the over all kit noticeably. They are an excellent instrument mic and the black side isolates very well. So depending on how you place it, it can really be sweet. For example, you have any mic on the snare then you put one of these E609's up vertically on hi hat cymbals close to but facing away from the snare and you get beautiful isolation from both instruments. They can be positioned flat above drums and still be out of the striking area. I recommend them for sure. Peace

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great mic !

                By George

                from Texas

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

                  Many reviews already on this mic. I'll cut to the chase. Found the sweet spot and marked it, hung this mic over the front of my cab, ( MARSHALL CLASS 5 ) and play.
                  Whatever tone you produce with your guitar/amp/effects, go to the board, just the way you hear them off your amp.
                  On stage or in studio, you cannot go wrong with this lightweight compact and durable mic.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good, practical way to mic your amp

                  By Bob

                  from SC

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

                    I have been gigging regularly since the late '70s. For the last 20 years, I've been running sound from the stage for my 3 piece country band. I've never liked the sound of running through a direct box, and I don't like lugging around an additional mic stand for small gigs. Drooping a traditional mic across an amp does not provide an optimal sound. The E609 solves all of those problems. I just hang it over the front of the amp and get a great sound. I ran sound for a five piece band recently, and was very pleased with the tone and clarity of the guitar. I could hear every note. I wish I had bought this mic years ago.

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                    5.0

                    Nice Piano mic setup

                    By Best happy hour sound guy

                    from Kalamazoo Michigan

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

                      We use this to mic an old upright piano in a bar setting. Great sound from quiet empty room all the up to cranked to compete with a pub crawl. Just gaff tape the cable to the back of the piano and hang it down, protect the back with a piece of foam. Works great.

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                      5.0

                      You really should try this mic! [2]

                      By Big Joe

                      from Curitiba, Brazil

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                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Sennheiser e609 SilverDynamic Guitar Microphone:

                        I used to use SM57 on my recordings and for live performance but after working with this Senheiser, things changed. Now for recordings I use both (Senheiser and SM57) and for live only Senheiser.
                        Highly recomended for any guitarrist!

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