SM57's and toms

Submitted by andrewcubbie on Sat, 11/11/2006 - 16:38

Hello! I'm looking at getting a couple of sm57's to record my drums and guitar amp. My question is whether it is wise or not to use sm57's on Toms, and get a good full sound? I read it was great for "snares and guitar cabs". Any suggestions?

We will need to get used to the new forum layout ! ;) 

As for using SM57 on toms.. it would work great on higher toms.. but will be missing some low frequencies on floor toms. SM57 have a good focus on mids, that's why they work so good on electric guitar cab and snare drums. 

At the same price of the 57 but giving wider frequency capture and working great on guitar cabs, the Sennheiser e609 would be a great alternative.. But I'm not sure the OP is still looking for an answer.. ;)