DPA 4099 G Mic of Choice

For me my microphone of choice when playing live is the DPA 4099G when I play my Lester Devoe Flamenco Negra. I have used it with the Bose L1 S system with great results only needing to cut a few decibels on the bass (4-6db) for live playability without feedback.

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DPA 4099-G with Fishman SA 220 (Solo Amp) & Bose L1 & Compact review

I have had the opportunity to play my DeVoe and other Nylon string guitars using the DPA 4099-G mic with the Fishman SA 220, Bose L1 w tone match, L1 Compact and to my ears, and others in the audience the Fishman SA 220 (Solo Amp) sounds the best.  I think the features in the Fishman SA 220 are really geared for the  acoustic guitar player who is playing out and only wants to carry in his guitar in one hand and the amp (Fishman Solo in the other)  The Fishman SA come with at stand for the Amp and a bag/case on wheels.  The amp is a two channel mix with gain, eq trb, mid, bass,  and reverb level for both channels, phantom power/  (Bose Compact has none of these features only a treb and bass on the mic xlr but no phantom power) The Fishman also has line in for your mp3 iPod etc.  The main reason for my decision to go with Fishman is (IMHO) it sounds better the mic pre amps are quieter,  I have had to send two Bose L1 compact systems back because of noise in the pre amp and failure in one to work.  For me the Fishman with the DPA 4099 really is abel to capture the sound of my DeVoe the way I am hearing it when I play with out and coloration.  I have others said they cant believe how good it sounds thats what its about for me if I am playing a smaller venue 150-200  after that I bring out a bigger PA system.  The Fishman also has feedback control and notch,  the Bose has neither.  Both are street price 999.00 If you are trying to get a great guitar sound and that the primary focus then I think the Fishman is the way to go.  If you are needing a PA system that you will run audio like a DJ would then the Bose may be the way to go.  I have had great result with the Fishman SA 220 and no problems with bass response even when I hood up the iPod to it.  So I have sent my last Bose system back yesterday and don’t think I will try a Bose system for some time,  I am very happy and satisfied with the Fishman SA 200 (Solo Amp)

My DeVoe Live System

The Pic is of the DeVoe wired up for use live with the Bose L1 with Tone Match System.  I have attached the wirless system to the Guitano guitar support and purchased a adapter plug from DPA to allow the mic to pluged into the Sennheiser.

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Used the Edirol R-09 and was playing the Fender Strat into the Line 6 Pod XT Pro into the Bose Tone Match and L1 Speaker System, the other sounds are from the Korg Triton Rack in the Bose Systme
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Bose Tone Match System and a Link to check out

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DPA 4099 G Mic with Bose L1 0- Feedback (pics)

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And yes I am sitting right in front of the Bose L1 II System using the DPA 4099 G Mic with ****0**** fedback YEAH!

I LOVE THE DPA 4099 Guitar Mic

I just got this mic and tested the DPA 4099 guitar mic with the Bose L1 System and compared to the Shure KSM 141 well you can’t even really compare the DPA, it just blew our socks off its like having a Neumann M149 Tube mic Live sound with out picking up everyone thats in your audience. The mic is so controlled and just picked up the sound of the DeVoe with beauty. We were in guitar heaven with this mic. We will be keeping our demo no matter what the price is I would not send this back to DPA. DPA is just great to deal with as well they have been so kind and easy to work with. Emily Thompson was great to work with. You can look them up by clicking I am really looking forward to using DPA mics in our Studio. Hear is what DPA says about the mic

– Superior gain-before-feedback
– Wireless compatible
– Flexible and easy one-hand mounting
– Holder gentle to the instrument

Perfect for acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo and dobro, the 4099 Guitar offers practically unlimited placement possibilities as well as a sound that is considerably more natural than an internal microphone or pick-up.

The 4099 Guitar is a unique clip microphone inheriting the sonic approach from the legendary DPA studio microphones to a new instrument microphone. No multipurpose microphone, the 4099 microphone and mounting system is meticulously designed and optimized for the guitar family. This is to ensure the best possible mount and audio reinforcement is achieved when performing live.

Representing years of research and development, the 4099 condenser microphones feature supercardioid polar patterns for superior gain-before-feedback. Fully capable of handling the guitar’s dynamic range and subtle details, these microphones live up to their pedigree with sound as accurate as DPA’s other world-class microphones.

Despite its tiny, discreet size and elegant, lightweight design, 4099 Guitar is extremely rugged. The versatile gooseneck provides stable and repeatable positioning. The mics can be easily unclipped and repositioned or moved to another instrument with only one hand, while the mounting system is designed never to mar or scratch the finish of your instrument.

Through the use of our extensive adapter system, the 4099 is compatible with virtually any wireless system and can also be used as a standard 48V phantom powered microphone via the included XLR connector.

Reduce cable clutter on stage by using the DAO4099-G Guitar Double Cable. This cable runs both the 4099 mic and a pick-up jack connection in one split cable.

Fleet owners of 4099s will appreciate the multiplicity of using the microphone for a number of different instruments simply by moving the microphone/gooseneck part to another instrument clip from the range.

With its very flexible design for a wide variety of mounting and positioning possibilities along with its extremely natural sound, the 4099 is truly a musician’s mic without equal. Continuing DPA’s heritage of sonic excellence, this series of microphones achieves the purest reproduction of your instrument and therefore your full range of expression.