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Old 20th August 2021 | Show parent
  #91
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Originally Posted by Pyeguy ➡️
They're really not that great sounding are they. 57's. Kinda midrangy but not too clangy. I've always thought they sound boxy on snare. Not to say you can't make one sound good...
Pull the transformer out of one and try it on snare. The only thing I’ve used that’s as consistently good on snare is the Sennheiser 541.
Old 20th August 2021 | Show parent
  #92
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Originally Posted by Whoopysnorp ➡️
Pull the transformer out of one and try it on snare. The only thing I’ve used that’s as consistently good on snare is the Sennheiser 541.
Funny enough, I do like my transformerless 57 on a lot of things when I’ve tried it, but the 2 things I didn’t like it on are snare and guitar. On vocals it can be very cool though.
Old 20th August 2021
  #93
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People really must hate these things, they're so unpopular and seldom seen...
Old 8th February 2022 | Show parent
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People really must hate these things, they're so unpopular and seldom seen...
Popular and GOOD don't always go together
Old 8th February 2022 | Show parent
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my test of how good or bad a microphone is for my applications is to find out experimentally how many exclusively of the same type it can use on a stage: with schoeps this can be up to ca. 100, with sm57's however (at least tzhe last time i tried), i avoid more than 4 (to a maximum of 6); anything more than this i find to be 'un-eq-able'...
Old 4 weeks ago
  #96
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Does anyone hate the SM57s on snares and distorted guitars as much as I do?
Add me to your list of haters. I don't even use my SM57 anymore except for myself on live vocals with the foam windscreen. I replaced the 57 with an Electrovoice Cobalt C04, a Sennheiser e609, an Ear Trumpet Labs Edwina or an MXL R144 ribbon, depending on the use. Obviously I don't use the ribbon on snare! :-)
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  #97
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Originally Posted by chessparov2.0 ➡️
OK. It's that classic canoe conundrum...

A 57 and a 3630 fall into the river.
(Each in a watertight case-of course)

You can only save one.

But which one?
Chris
Wow. Someone hates the 3630 as much as I do! What a piece of junk. I don't know WHY I struggled with that thing for as long as I did!
Old 4 weeks ago
  #98
The head shaking part is when people start hating on things only after they find out, in this case, an SM57 was used on snare or a guitar amp, for example. Previously to that, they'd be humming along to the tune having a good old time. Then come to find out that pesky sub $100 mic was recklessly thrown on the instrument by all of those multi-Grammy winning engineers. So it has to be bad...
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I had a 57 I used for snare top occasionally that turned out to be counterfeit (the mic, not the snare). I gave it away, but I can't seem to get the same sound from anything else. I can easily get a better sound, just not that sound.

It was in the MXL family of ugly as far as sound (crispy highs/toasty mids), but on certain songs it cut through the mix really nicely.
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Originally Posted by Gruner ➡️

It was in the MXL family of ugly as far as sound (crispy highs/toasty mids), but on certain songs it cut through the mix really nicely.
Hahaha nice description. I think we might hear MXL the same way.
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Kennybro sounds great on the 990.
Whereas it'd help me on Muddy Waters.
Chris
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Originally Posted by Aural Endeavors ➡️
The head shaking part is when people start hating on things only after they find out, in this case, an SM57 was used on snare or a guitar amp, for example. Previously to that, they'd be humming along to the tune having a good old time. Then come to find out that pesky sub $100 mic was recklessly thrown on the instrument by all of those multi-Grammy winning engineers. So it has to be bad...
It's just as bad logic to say that because _______ used something it is good.
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  #103
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Originally Posted by JoeyM ➡️
No but I've hated drummers in the first place

I choked on my Xmas pudding with low fat cream
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  #104
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Hey I'm a closet Drummer!
Advancing to Air real soon.
Chris
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  #105
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Hey I'm a closet Drummer!
Advancing to Air real soon.
Chris
Air snare sounds great through an SM57!
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  #106
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Like at AIR Studios?
My favorite 57 is the Heinz kind.
Chris
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Originally Posted by chessparov2.0 ➡️
Kennybro sounds great on the 990.
Whereas it'd help me on Muddy Waters.
Chris
Thanks man! Really nice phone-chatting yesterday!

I hate mics on snares these days. Anything closer than a few feet away is not in the plan. But I've got a few Unidyne III's that I do like on a guitar cab.
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  #108
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Sure thing Kenny!
Chris
Old 4 days ago | Show parent
  #109
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I like the sm57, it’s worked for me for over 30 years. I also like a number of different ribbon mics, the 421, the audix i5 and the 609 & 906.
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