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Title: Shure SM58
Post by: ODogg on August 14, 2005, 08:59:27 PM
My understanding from personal usage and testimonials is that this is pretty much the standard for performing mics.  I know there are better mics out there for more money, but I think the 58 will serve my vocal needs.   However, before I purchase one, I want to make sure I'm not missing out on a hidden gem at, or under, $100.  Any recs?  Thanks!


Title: Re: Shure SM58
Post by: Zach on August 14, 2005, 10:14:04 PM
What will you be using it for?


Title: Re: Shure SM58
Post by: ODogg on August 15, 2005, 01:56:13 AM
Lead vocals @ local bars.  Sometimes inside on a decent sized stage, and sometimes out on different patios.  Full band currently includes five pieces...acoustic, electric, bass, fiddle and percussion.


Title: Re: Shure SM58
Post by: dbirchett on August 15, 2005, 04:05:46 AM
Hard to beat it for a reasonably priced vocal mike. Some even prefer it to the SM-57 for miking guitars as it adds a bit of warmth.


Title: Re: Shure SM58
Post by: Zach on August 15, 2005, 04:22:49 AM
The 58 will always work, but there might be something that sounds a little better on your particular voice.  I like the  Sennheiser e835 and the Audix OM-5.  You might check out the Shure Beta57 too, although its a little over $100.


Title: Re: Shure SM58
Post by: ODogg on August 16, 2005, 03:58:36 AM
Ahh, lucky me.  Our new lead guitarist is selling me his used SM58 for $50.  He wants a Beta58, so I guess we both will get what we want....me, a nice mic for $50 and him, a really nice mic less $50.  Funny that the lead guitarist will have a nicer mic than the lead singer, but he does sing lead on several songs.   :GRN>

Thanks for your input!


Title: Re: Shure SM58
Post by: HangFire on August 28, 2005, 12:52:15 AM
I've always thought of the SM 58 and 57 as industry standards, I don't think you can go wrong with either. :WNK>