#1
So, I brought home a SM-58 from my church, and I'm having a blast with it recording all this stuff. Great addition to my random collection of stuff from my church that I'm allowed to use. Can I even do a New mic day thread??? Anyways, I just took the grill off the mic, thus making it a SM-57.

When they say this thing is bomb proof, they ain't kidding, the thing is like, solid steel, no switches, and perfectly round, it keeps rolling off my dang table.





Now, my recording set up is a bit funny, I didn't know if it was going to work at all with any good effects, but apparently it works just as well as having an actual interface...which I do not have...I have this piece of crap to act as my mic preamp...which it likes to over heat, thus the fan.

AudioChoice QM4 by SoundTech


It works pretty well, but you gota watch your volume. So I did several recordings, using two cabs and one amp for the electric, and my little Ibanez ACA10 for the acoustic guitar stuff, worked brilliantly.





I don't have a pic of my 1x12, but it has a WGS V-30 in it, so it sounds a hell of alot better than the B-52. The only problem with the AudioChoice amp, is that it's kinda noisy, but who cares, at least I can mic stuff up now.

So, now to the good stuff, the clips. I've been working on these all day long, so I hope you enjoy them. Guitar is a 2006 Squier Affinity Strat with BKP Painkiller in the bridge, and BKP Trilogy Suites in the middle and neck, all the leads are done using the neck pickup. Acoustic guitar is a Takamine G Series EG334SC, boost is a Ibanez TS9

Valveking and B-52 clean test: http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/ethan_hanus/music/all/play999748

Valveking and B-52 dirty with no boost: http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/ethan_hanus/music/all/play999749

Valveking and B-52 dirty with boost: http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/ethan_hanus/music/all/play999750

Valveking and B-52 DoomsDay song: http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/ethan_hanus/music/all/play999751

Valveking and WGS V-30 1x12 Clean song: http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/ethan_hanus/music/all/play999857

Valveking and WGS V-30 1x12 Dirty with boost song: http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/ethan_hanus/music/all/play999858

Ibanez ACA10 Blues jam song: http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/ethan_hanus/music/all/play999859
#2
Is the only difference between the 58 and 57 really just the grill?

HNMD!
2012 Gibson Les Paul Custom Classic
2001 Schecter C-1 Classic
2007 Yamaha APX500
Vox AC15CC1 w/ Eminence Tonkerlite
Assorted Pedals!

All for sale!

Call me Matt!
#4
Ah, not so fast there... I find it a little hard to buy that the only difference between the 57 and 58 is the grill. The 58 has a bump around 2kHz, which is what makes it more attractive as a vocal mic. If it were only that easy, don't you think vendors would sell kits? There's more than just the grill that makes a 57 a 57 and a 58 a 58.
#6
Ok... I learned something new today. Did a little research on the 'net and then read Darkflame's post. Turns out y'all are pretty much right. Man, I hate being wrong. Well, there's my one mistake for the year.
#9
Yep, they are essentially the same mic Which is crazy considering how much cheaper 58s are on the used market. I buy them up for dirt cheap

Planning to swap the speakers in the B52 cab? I think that's why the AT100 amp gets such a bad rap, the stock speakers in these cabs and the combos are less than ideal imo. Those amps sound pretty good through the right cab.

HNMD!
Last edited by eyebanez333 at May 19, 2011,
#10
Quote by eyebanez333
Yep, they are essentially the same mic Which is crazy considering how much cheaper 58s are on the used market. I buy them up for dirt cheap

Planning to swap the speakers in the B52 cab? I think that's why the AT100 amp gets such a bad rap, the stock speakers in these cabs and the combos are less than ideal imo. Those amps sound pretty good through the right cab.

HNMD!


Yeah, I plan on throwing some WGS V-30 in it, I already got one 16 ohm V-30 in my 1x12, just need $240 more to get 3 more.
#11
Quote by ethan_hanus
Yeah, I plan on throwing some WGS V-30 in it, I already got one 16 ohm V-30 in my 1x12, just need $240 more to get 3 more.


Nice. The Vet30 is a nice speaker. I've got a couple of them
#12
I have an SM58 also. I plan on buying a SM57 one of these days and doing a perfect comparison (with the ball off the 58)

I don't care what anyone says, I have to do it just to see even though everyone says they're identical.
#13
Sm57 has a flat frequency response thats what makes it better for instrument recording
while the frequency of 58 aint flat thats why its better as a vocal mic but not as an instrument mike
hnmd btw
Gear:
Peavey 6505 120W Head
Ibanez Rga32 (FOR SALE)
Laney Lv412a Cab(FOR SALE)
Soon To Get::
Boss DD20
Morley Bad Horsie II
#14
Quote by deepsal
Sm57 has a flat frequency response thats what makes it better for instrument recording
while the frequency of 58 aint flat thats why its better as a vocal mic but not as an instrument mike
hnmd btw


The mics use the same diaphragm. The differences in frequency responses come from the windscreen on the 58. Take that off and the differences are gone. There would be no more difference between the 57 and the 58 with the screen removed than there is between two different 57's.
#15
Quote by deepsal
Sm57 has a flat frequency response thats what makes it better for instrument recording
while the frequency of 58 aint flat thats why its better as a vocal mic but not as an instrument mike
hnmd btw

Neither is flat, and the frequency response of both is quite similar. They are the same, apart from the grille, which accounts for the difference in freq response.

57


58


Definitely not very different. The 58 is fine for instruments too.
#16
It's like putting a metal cover on a humbucker... It messes with the highs and spreads some of the lows/low mids out.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

Mod in UG's Official Gain Whores