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« 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!
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2005, 10:14:04 PM »

What will you be using it for?
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 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!
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« Reply #6 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>
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