California update: Friday
We didn't have any mic stands in Oakland, so, to record the vibes, Lucas nailed a board into his kitchen doorframe, which reached out into the room. I set up our cheap, no-model-number Audio-Technica electrets on a stereo bar and hung them off the board, over the instrument. Somehow, it ended up working pretty well!
On a side note, if anyone out there actually knows the production model of the mics in the photo above, please leave it in the comments. I picked them up at East Village Music 100 years ago and have always wanted a second pair. They aren't pretty, but they'll work in a pinch.
Also, thanks for putting our sticker on your fridge, Luke! A surprise to say the least!