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Discussion in 'Recording' started by StephenMC, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. StephenMC

    StephenMC Member

    I did a search on here, and it seems like there's been debate on the usefulness of this mic.

    Unfortunately, I didn't do this search until after I purchased a barely used one for 90$ on Ebay -- I had just seen reviews before. Worth it? Or should I maybe find somebody to sell it to and get a better mic?
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    We ARE talking the Shure KSM27 are we not?

    And you got one for 90 bucks?

    Dude you STOLE that mic. For that price I would NEVER sell it only add more mics as time goes on. Its a nice mic to have in the locker as it does a lot of things well.

    I have never heard a bad review of this particular mic, so I'm wondering where you got this research information. It certainly isnt the best for some things but it IS a quality built and reliable mic.
  3. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    I'll give you double what you paid right now for it.
  4. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Quick question: What do you think you're gonna accomplish selling one mic for another?

    What a pointless endeavor.

    Keep what ya got, it's a good mic. Like DDog said, if you want something "better" then pony up the cash for something additional.
  5. StephenMC

    StephenMC Member

    The point would be using the money spent on the first mic in order to get a better -- as I'm a poor college boy, I can't afford to have both good and bad mics, and I'd rather just have good ones.

    Yeah, it's the Shure KSM27. Thanks for the help, guys. Looks like I'll definitely be keeping it.

    I'm actually not sure where I got the bad info, as I just ran another search and found nothing. Maybe it was another forum. Hmm.
  6. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Understood, we've all been there. A little advice: You won't be poor forever (hopefully) and at some point down the road you'll kick yourself for selling off one mic for another. Keep it.

    I wish I had kept a few I've sold... (kick)...
  7. StephenMC

    StephenMC Member

    Haha, k, sounds great.
  8. StephenMC

    StephenMC Member

    Haha, k, sounds great.
  9. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    My next large capsule condenser microphone will probably be one of the Shure models. I've used the KSM 27 and was amazed at its beautiful smooth airy quality. You lucky dog!

    Bark bark bark bark
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  10. AwedOne

    AwedOne Guest

    Bent wrote:

    Bent, where were you with that advice 25 years ago when I sold off my Les Paul ($225), purple paisley Tele($125), Walnut ES-335($250), porta-B and leslie, etc....ad nauseum?

    Great advice for ANY piece of recording gear or musical instrument!

    Oh, did I mention the f-hole Tele, Roland JX-10, Minmimoog, Ampeg B-15 and VT-22, Fender '68 Bandmaster (pawn shop, $25), Pearl Sessions kit w/ $2000 worth of cymbals and hardware (pawn shop$100)... :cry:
  11. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    We've all been there Bill.

    No one ever said this was a high-paying job.............

    And then theres feeding the family AND the dog..............

    " WOW! You guys got 2Thousand to open for an hour!!!! Thats like, 500 Bucks an HOUR!!!!"

    ' Yeah...and it only took me thirty years of practice to be able to delight you that much.....'
  12. StephenMC

    StephenMC Member

    Played around with this quite a bit. It's beautiful. It makes even me sound delightful.
  13. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Yes, absolutely no reason to sell off ANYTHING unless you are totally out of uses for it (which you're not).
    Although money does come into it...
    My friend got a large Marshall guitar amp from his brother for £200/$400 when his bro was skint, and the same with an Ibanez electric guitar he never stops going on about.

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