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10 Things You Might Not Know About the SM58

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by audiokid, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

  2. Makzimia

    Makzimia Active Member

    Still have the one I bought in 1985 just before I went on tour. Little worse off for wear, still works 100%.
  3. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    I've got four of them in my mic case. I use a 545 as a talkback because of the switch, which is easier than remembering to switch it off at the board. That 545 gets used for scratch vocals when tracking basics and it sounds just fine though I generally go for a 421 when taking the lead vocal for real. Hm, I wonder if the 421 is the competitor they mention.
  4. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

    I have 2 of the 545's...and I also have a 585SB with the 2 pin amphenol connector as well.

    You could drive over them with a car...or in Donny's case a lawnmower.
  5. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    I have three ancient SM57's and one Made In The USA 58. Two of the 57's I bought new in 1969.....my first mics. I still have them. They sound better than all other 57's I have encountered. The newer one is from 75 and the 58 is around then too. I do have a 565 but havent gotten it to work yet.

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