Troll Mic for Vibes
So, I have a friend who makes ribbon mics for acoustic bass. His name is Brandon (an excellent bassist here in the bay area) His mic is called the Troll Ribbon mic. I have had one on trial before and really loved the sound for bass. Brandon called me up the other day to offer me one for long term loan and we got to talking about micing the Vibes with Ribbons. He suggested a long tube suspended under the vibes with ten ribbon motors... He said that might eliminate phasing and evenly mic the vibes with little off axis bleed. He said he would be willing to build the thing so we could try it....
The questions I have for all you vibists out there: What are the pitfalls, insights, suggestions that you might have to further this project without us making a lot of stupid mistakes. John Piper once suggested putting mics down in each resonator and we are thinking about that too, but that gets expensive (37 ribbon mics) and might introduce phasing. But 5 to 10 ribbon motors in a tube suspended under the bars (really I am thinking a foot or so down) might work?
Insights? Suggestions? Comments?