Greg Price has spent 20+ years on tour with bands including Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Weezer, Van Halen, Rage Against The Machine, Aerosmith, and many more.
“Over the last two years, I’ve used the sE4, sE4400a, T2, VR1 and VR2,” recalls Price. “I love the sound of this group of microphones on guitars. The right mic for that certain guitar player’s amp is in this group. You really just need to set them up and give them a listen.” The sE T2 proved to be the perfect mic for Iommi. “I’m looking for a mid-range texture that the T2 gives me on guitar,” says Price.
“I want that really punchy mid-range for guitar,” he elaborates. “I believe you set the right mic for the right guitar amp and you don’t need EQ or anything else; just bring the fader up and—bam—you have amazing guitar."
In the studio for tour rehearsals, says Price, he is always looking for that one microphone that he can put up that realistically captures the band in the room—and there is an sE small diaphragm condenser model that does exactly that. “By ‘capture’ I mean stand in the room with the band, close your eyes, and ‘load’ the sound of the band into your memory bank,” he explains. “Then, put up one mic, hit ‘record,’ and hear the sound you have stored in your memory on your recording. I get that experience with the sE4.”