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MXL 993 Pencil Condenser Microphone Regular 888365844398 (Open Box)
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Versatile and a sensational value!

The MXL 993 Pencil Condenser Microphone is a quality instrument mic with transformerless FET circuitry and a gold diaphragm capsule design. The 993 delivers the dynamic range required in the most demanding instrument microphone applications. It has a silky, open sound with a wide dynamic range essential for accurate recording. With a 20Hz-20kHz frequency range, 10dB switchable attenuation, selectable -10dB low-frequency roll-off, and large brass enclosure, the MXL 993 mic is perfect for guitar and overhead drum miking. Includes deluxe carrying case and mounting clip.
Requires phantom power.

  • FET circuitry
  • Gold diaphragm capsule design
  • Silky, open instrument reproduction
  • 20Hz-20kHz frequency range
  • 10dB switchable attenuation
  • Selectable -10dB low-frequency roll-off
  • Large brass enclosure
  • Perfect for guitar and overhead drum miking
  • Includes deluxe carrying case and mounting clip

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MXL993 Pencil Condenser Microphone

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Affordable mic for acoustic guitars

By Still rockin' at middle age

from Mason, Ohio

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


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about MXL 993 Pencil Condenser Microphone:

    I am an independent artist with a home recording studio. I use the 993 to record my acoustic guitars. I prefer to use the 993 over recording via the internal acoustic-electric mic my guitars have. I selected my acoustic-electric guitars because of their unplugged sound; thus, that is the sound I like to capture in my recordings. I normally place the 993 pointing at the 12th fret, about 3 to 6 inches (I use a 991 at the bridge to better capture the lows; then I mix the two depending on the sound I am looking for). Because the 993 is so bright in its sound and its sensitivity is so high, I use a foam cover in it (this way I can have a fan blowing air at me without being heard; it gets warm around the recording console, which is where I record the acoustic guitars; plus I do not have to wear a surgical mask in order to prevent it from capturing my breathing!! Yes, it is that sensitive!!). I have used it with 6-string, 12-string and Spanish guitars (nylon strings) and the clarity and the true sound it captures is great!! I have two 993s and they have been with me for 3 years and never a glitch. It is a great buy!!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    excellent for drum overhead mics

    By Keith Reding

    from St. Louis, MO

    Comments about MXL 993 Pencil Condenser Microphone:

    I used them for overhead drums mics in my home recording studio. For the price they are great. Very clean and very sensitive. I don't know how the compare to the really expensive mics but for my home studio, they work great. No compliants.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


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    By Music Man-MHsw2

    from Florence, SC

    Comments about MXL 993 Pencil Condenser Microphone:

    I own 4 of these mikes. I use they at concerts to fill in for the studio mike. Great sound. Good smooth response.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    pretty cool mic

    By Thom Sonneck

    from Amelia, OH

    Comments about MXL 993 Pencil Condenser Microphone:

    I bought this mic a while ago for miking guitar, that was a mistake. Then i miked the Hi - Hat of my drum set with it and it sounded amazing. If you need to mic your Hi-Hat, this mic is the way to go.

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