The SM57 Compaired to the SM58

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by XevKai, Dec 12, 2005.

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  1. XevKai

    XevKai Guest

    How much different, technicly speaking, is the SM57 from the SM58 when Micing guitar cabinets? Is there a big frequency difference?
  2. kelly644

    kelly644 Guest

    From what I've seen, they're pretty similar. The SM58 gives a slightly darker sound... I *think* from the grill.

    For another mike in the price range, try the Kel HM-1 on guitar. The results I've heard are impressive from a 100 dollar mic.

    - kelly
  3. alimoniack

    alimoniack Guest

    57 is pretty much standard on cabs, I reckon the 58 can't get the same sensitivity of response 'cos of the shield...lacks a bit of presence. I've never liked using 58's for anything other than yelling into during live performance or rehearsal. Personally I'd stick with the 57 on cabs.
  4. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    You can make a 58 sound slightly more like a 57 by unscrewing the pop shield.. but it does make them much more breakable; I wouldn't recommend close mic'ing a drum kit like that!

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