SM57, A2WS, and "bushing"

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Zombra, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. Zombra

    Zombra Active Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Howdy. I'm a long time musician, first time singer. I just picked up a Shure SM57 at the recommendation of a friend, and after reading a bunch of suggestions online to get a windscreen thingy for vocal use I ordered a Shure A2WS Popper Stopper™ Locking Windscreen as well.

    So far, so good, but I'm a little confused by something in the A2WS instructions:

    As far as I can see, the only thing to be done is to just shove the windscreen over the mic and tighten the screw hard into the mic's exterior casing. Even then the casing is hard and smooth and there's some slippage (hardly the 'locking' effect I was expecting from the product description), plus I'm not very excited about scratching the hell out of it.

    I'm not a plumber, and had no idea what a bushing even was until I looked it up:

    Was some kind of adapter supposed to be included with the mic or the windscreen? I can't find anything.

    I know I'm an idiot and I'm probably overlooking something that's staring me right in the face. Somebody please slap my nose and point at it.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Zombra

    Zombra Active Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Hey, I found the bushing! It was tucked away inside the windscreen thingy itself. Now it all makes sense. Thanks anyways.
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