maybe a shotgun mic? As long as it's not omni and you don't have a backline or monitors in the range it should be ok. only if you can soundcheck and and the sound system is not behind you. Tbh i've only used them in small venues and acoustic concerts though
Anyone else got any experience of this? I am sure I have seen it done ;)
I have achieved something like the effect I am after by strapping a dynamic mic to the body of one of the instruments. It kinda functions as part dynamic mic and part contact mic as a result. Still not got the nice subtle / intricate side I'd like but progress of sorts...
i use em on drums kits as overheads live - i was discussing how cool omnis are this week in this respect for recording, maybe not live as you want some feedback rejection. i would go with some condensers that have a cardoid or even hyper cardoid pattern that can focus on the sound source. I would use a contact mic seperately and mix the two sounds together to sample or whatever - this way you will have the percussive elements of the contact and retain the transient of the condensor.
by the way i made a wood spring board too! i will stick some compositions up. share pics and thoughts perhaps!