As a stocking stuffer, I got a mini-slinky as a joke, and I shocked my wife because I was WAY more excited about receiving this joke toy (because I knew I could experiment recording it) than anyone would have ever reasonably suspected.
Just for fun and experience, I plan on hanging it from the ceiling and recording it by plucking it with a metal guitar pick, tapping it with metal items, etc. etc. etc.
What is the best way to record this?
I thought of maybe a guitar pickup.
I don't have access to a contact mic. I basically have in my arsenal some nice vintage large diaphragm condensers, a large Schoeps collection with many different types of capsules/bodies, a handful of some B&K mics, and some others, but those are what I would try out first.
Any ideas? Have you done something like this before? What are your thoughts?