Reviews and Problems with Shure Beta 57A Instrument Microphone
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Value for money 6
Ease of use 8
Overall quality 6
Customer support 4
"Great Mic Worthless Cord"
Bruce M in West Hartford, CT, zzounds.com
29 January 2014
Summary: The Beta57A is not as good as I expected for picking up acoustic instruments (guitar, mandolin...) it is Fantastic for mic-ing a cabinet and for vocals. The budget cable that came with the package fell apart within 15 min of use and is too cheap to bother soldering. The mic was not as good as I expected in some ways but better in others.
Summary: This Microphone (Shure Beta 57A Microphone) is the best mic I have ever used. I can't say enough, everyone should try one of these. I have been playing lead guitar for 4o years. I use it to mic my 65 Fender Twin Reverb. It made my guitar sound full and clear and improved my sustain. My only regret is that I did not try this mic sooner. "It is a great Microphone", 150% satisfied !!!!!!!
Microphone for Instruments, Vocals, Speakers, anthing!
William L. Cronin, music123
10 March 2009
Summary: The Shure Beta 57A is an absolutely unmatchable live microphone. The entire beta series by Shure is well known. This particular microphone works well for about anything. Traditionally 57's have been used to mic amps for live use, and this one follows suit. it sounds absolutely amazing when positioned correctly on the cone of a good tube amp. However that is not the limit of the beta 57's capabilities. I actually use one for a vocal microphone.
Summary: This mic is awesome. I wasn't sure if upgrading to this from the original SM57 would be worth it, but after playing this weekend, I couldn't believe the clarity and warmth this mic provided. I'm glad I bought this mic, and it will be replacing the original 57 used for my guitar cab.