#1
So I was going to pick up a few SM57s for recording guitar and vocals, and I'm a noob at this. I was talking to a guy who does sound, and he tells me that although the 57s have a rep, there are mics that give you more for the dollar, or less dollar for the same performance. Anyone care to give me some names?
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#2
well yes the 57s are great mic and they CAN do vocals but they work best when you have a high end preamp to warm them up. They are more for drums and amps.

For around the same price I suggest a condenser mic for vocals. They also work on guitar if you dont go to hard ont them. The Studio Projects B1 and MXL 990/991 are both good mics to start out with.
I use the 990 and 991 in my studio but if I had the extra cash I would go with the B1 next time.
#3
I'd be interested in finding out what mic your friend is talking about. I'm all about bang for the buck.

On the same note, two SM57's micing a guitar cab is hard to beat in my opinion, if you're playing anything rock to metal. For vocals look at some budget condenser mics. I use a MXL V63M that'll run you about $70. For the money it is a good mic.
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