So, I've had this thing for like a year, but my computer crashed right after I got it and I just never really got around to trying it out.
I was explained why everyone in the Bay Area hates Nady right after I bought it - if we want to go down that road again, let's just start another thread in General Music Discussion and keep this one on topic.
The short - it's probably not a very "good" mic. It sounded dark with smoothed out highs, super-middy, and with a strangely rounded bass on my Rectoverb combo. Also, for some reason, it always seemed to sound more saturated than it was when I listened through the mic. It wasn't distorting at the mic - my amp was only at bedroom volumes, but there was this "burnished" quality to it that was, well, interesting. It also wasn't very position specific - probably because the area picking up the sound of the speaker was about an inch long, compared to the much smaller business end of a SM57, moving it up and down didn'ty rapidly "filter" the sound as much.
So, the good? Let's see... Midrange galore, tighter bass, smoothed highs... What does that make you think? Lead guitar. Honestly, part of it is that I try to dial it this way anyway, but it made my Rectoverb sound like a Mark-IV.
I'm still split, as it almost seems to be TOO smooth and middy, and TOO colored, compared to what I'm used to. I want to experiment blending a SM57 with this as well, and it's got me really curious to try out a large diaphram dynamic (e609 or 906, probably) just because this was so much easier to position than a small diaphram dynamic. However, my initial impression is that it's a mic that gives a very broad, full-frequency guitar signal, but yet also adds a bit of color to the tone in ways that does work for a lead guitar tone.
Anyway, here's that track from the other day, with a lead traked through the RS-4. Again, I'm not 100% sold, but so far I'm very interested and think I like what I hear.
Channeling a bit of Satch here?
I like the lead tone a lot - you should run with this
Did you change the backing track a bit as well? I don't remember hearing the acoustic guitar earlier. Overall, I think everything fits together really well, and the Nady seems to filter out a bit of the buzz that's inherent in the Recto sound.