Moose_Guitarist
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Join date: Dec 2010
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#1
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?
Sid McCall
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Join date: Jul 2006
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#2
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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tim_mop
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#3
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
MatrixClaw
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#4
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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lockwolf
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#5
Quote by MatrixClaw
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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seljer
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Join date: Apr 2005
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#6
Quote by lockwolf
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
lockwolf
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#7
Quote by seljer
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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#8
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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