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Sennheiser MD421 II Microphone

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The Sennheiser MD421 II Mic is one of the best-known microphones in the world. Walk into any drum booth in any major studio and you'll most likely see Sennheiser MD 421 II mics on the toms. Talk to just about any seasoned FOH or recording engineer about their drum miking preferences for toms and percussion and the Sennheiser MD 421 II mic's name in...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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The Sennheiser MD421 II Mic is one of the best-known microphones in the world. Walk into any drum booth in any major studio and you'll most likely see Sennheiser MD 421 II mics on the toms. Talk to just about any seasoned FOH or recording engineer about their drum miking preferences for toms and percussion and the Sennheiser MD 421 II mic's name invariably comes up. Its excellent sound qualities also enable the MD 421 II microphone to cope with the most diverse recording conditions and broadcast applications. The 5-position bass control enhances the Sennheiser MD421 II mic's all-round qualities. With very effective feedback rejection and a highly directional cardioid pickup pattern, placement is a cinch. The MD421 II microphone boasts rugged, reliable Sennheiser construction.


Features

  • 5-position bass control
  • Very effective feedback rejection
  • Highly directional cardioid pickup pattern
  • Rugged construction
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2 year warranty, including the Evolution wireless. Sennheiser Evolution wired mics have a 10 year warranty.


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SennheiserMD421 II Microphone
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
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(35 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite all around mic

By Humungo bass Monster

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Sennheiser MD421 II Microphone:

I can't say enough good things about this Sennheiser MD421 mic. I use this for guitar cabs, my bass cabs, snare drum, and even vocals and it sounds great. It doesn't distort even when I dime the volume on my bass amp and it sounds balanced unlike my other mics like the shure sm57 or AKG D112 which either don't have enough high end or have too much low mid honk sound.

(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Mic I've Ever Had for Guitar Amp

By John LaFollette

from Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Comments about Sennheiser MD421 II Microphone:

I've used a bunch of different mics on several different brands of guitar amps over the years. None come close to the clear full rich sound of the MD421. The best one before this was actually a PV kick drum mic, but the MD421 blows that in the weeds. I have always found SM57s, 58s, various Electrovoice, the Sennheisser E609 guitar mic, and others, to sound kind of thin, grainy, or honky. Most people love those mics, but I never have. They just could not duplicate the sweet rich glorious tones coming out of my amp. They ruined it actually. When I stick my ears in front of the speakers to hear the warm rich fullness coming out, those mics just do not translate that well at all. But the MD421 does. The sound is just full, rich, colorful and lively. No graininess or thinness whatsoever. fUnless I am playing on a PA system that is overly boomy, I leave the bass rolloff switch in the full-on position for a huge sound. Money very well spent if you are picky about sound quality.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best for floor tom

By Rick the Freak

from Salvador, Bahia

Comments about Sennheiser MD421 II Microphone:

I've been used the sm52 on floor tom until I test the MD421. MD421 is better in this level of pressure.Now I use it to record my guitar and hammond amp too(whith great results)!Why four stars?The clip.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The very best!

By George

from Clinton MD

Comments about Sennheiser MD421 II Microphone:

I have been a Recording Engineer/Producer for 25yrs...Microphones are very important..In the recording chain..The sennheiser 421 MK11 Is superb in that not only is the large moving coil diaphame is indistructable but the mic has excellent "COMPLIANCE"..That is all frequencies are reproduced at the same time....Resulting in fantastic clearity and no distortion!...A great buy at any price!

(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this is the way to do busines!!!

By Alejandro Del Zotto

from Dennis Mississipi

Comments about Sennheiser MD421 II Microphone:

The attention of the sales department its incredible nice, very professional!! This is not a fake email. In the pass I used others stores but I never experience before this kind of nice attention. The way to go!!! By the way the mic its wonderful.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Is there something you can't use this mic for???

By Ether

from undisclosed

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Sennheiser MD421 II Microphone:

    WOW. I gotta say I am impressed with how many applications this mic can be used for. Sounds professional for recording drums, amps, horns, and probably anything else. One of the biggest things for me with this mic is I went from using SM57s and 58s for the horn players in my band (more specifically my saxophone player) to the MD421 and there is a night and day difference in clarity! Didn't have any issues with feedback or trouble hearing the sax at all. I am so glad I have the mic in my collection. I am almost tempted to buy one more!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's a standard for a reason.

    By Cara

    from MD

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Sennheiser MD421 II Microphone:

    I got this for my husband for Christmas and he absolutely loves it. Sounds great with his voice and he can use it to mic his guitar if needed, too. I did some research before purchase, and this works well in his basement studio room. It doesn't pick up extraneous house or street noises.

     
    5.0

    Juan Montoya rocks my socks

    By Coop

    from Rindge NH

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Sennheiser MD421 II Microphone:

      Shweet mic

       
      5.0

      Juan Montoya is the man

      By Coop

      from Rindge NH

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Sennheiser MD421 II Microphone:

        Great mic

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