Summary: I bought 2 of these to replace SM57s that broke. I will never buy a 57 again. This mic is way more durable and half the price. The pro 63 shines on Guitar cabinets (one Pro 63 and a condenser recorded in stereo), snare drums and for the "snap" of Djembe. It's also great on toms. The cardioid polar pattern is really tight.