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Old 4th March 2003
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When I used to be the house engineer at our local live rock music supply house, I had use of a transformerless 57 "for the kick drum". Visiting mixers used to panic when they saw it, but it got the job done pretty handily. I don't think it's a difficult mod.

Those five years taught me to hate 57s and Peavey wedges and dual 15 drivers for the midrange. Now that I'm in the studio, I've slowly come back to a begrudging respect for the capabilities of the 57. Especially for vocals.

But never, never, never on a snare drum.

Well, maybe sometimes.