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Old 11-12-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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Used SM 57?

hey guys

I was looking on Kijiji and found a used SM 57 in good condition for $60. I would be using this mic for recording vocals and acoustic guitar for my folk music. Is this mic gona do what I need?
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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It will, but if those are your two main sound sources, a large diaphragm condenser would be WAY better. You can swing a halfway decent one used in the $100 USD range.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:35 AM   #3
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If $60 is top of your budget then go for it. It'll do what you want. If you can go a little higher look for an LDC, as Sid said. It will sound a bit nicer if you get a decent one
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:47 AM   #4
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An MXL 990/991 bundle would do you much better for those sources (and I generally dislike both mics), and can be found at a similar price range used.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:01 PM   #5
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An MXL 990/991 bundle would do you much better for those sources (and I generally dislike both mics), and can be found at a similar price range used.


Hell, you can find them new bundled together $70 shipped on eBay. Though at that point you're getting into the price range of a used AT2020 and those are miles better than the overpriced paperweight they call the MXL 990
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #6
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Hell, you can find them new bundled together $70 shipped on eBay. Though at that point you're getting into the price range of a used AT2020 and those are miles better than the overpriced paperweight they call the MXL 990


the AT2020 is $62 new on amazon at the moment
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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the AT2020 is $62 new on amazon at the moment


Even better. I usually don't check amazon since eBay is the same or cheaper
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:32 PM   #8
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Always choose a new mic over a used one - you never know how who's spit is in the used one...

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