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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I need a mic too, SM58 or summat similar would do, just for recording Vox. Any Uker's got a spare one lying around that they wouldn't mind parting with for a reasonable amount?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just went ahead and bought a pair of SM58s since there was a guy on CL selling them and I'd used them before.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone try modding their SM57? A buddy of mine is supposed to come over at some point and we'll mod a couple. I think it mainly involves taking the transformer out. In any case, will report back if we ever get around to it. I used to have three but gave a couple to a buddy of mine and am currently down to one. I mainly use it for mic'ing guitar cabs along with something else; and there are a couple of vocalists I've recorded who like singing through it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Al_ wrote:
Anyone try modding their SM57? A buddy of mine is supposed to come over at some point and we'll mod a couple. I think it mainly involves taking the transformer out. In any case, will report back if we ever get around to it. I used to have three but gave a couple to a buddy of mine and am currently down to one. I mainly use it for mic'ing guitar cabs along with something else; and there are a couple of vocalists I've recorded who like singing through it.


i haven't ever done it, but i would do it if i had two of them.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


besides that business below 200Hz (which is corrected by proximity effect (when you shove it up to the speaker cone)) it's not bad. what would a mod fix?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently it extends the low frequency response a bit, smooths out the midrange bump some, and adds a bit more high frequency response. It also lowers the output.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could you do the same mod with the budget PG57? looks pretty similar to the SM.


actually has slightly better response at 100Hz. I'd prefer the relatively flat SM57 over this incline around 1kHz though.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mungodora wrote:
Yeah I need a mic too, SM58 or summat similar would do, just for recording Vox. Any Uker's got a spare one lying around that they wouldn't mind parting with for a reasonable amount?


I recommend the Sennheiser e835 for a good, polyvalent cheap mic. They're pretty fantastic on vocals. I have used them to record snares, as drum overheads and to close mic guitar cabs before and in my opinion, they perform just as well, and depending on what you like to hear (e835s have a bit more bass response), possibly slightly better than SM57/8s. They list anywhere between $99 and $119 but in my experience, you can often get them for 80-90 bucks.
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