Summary: About a year ago I bought three of these mics to mic the toms on my set. they are fantastic, a lot of gain before any feedback, as a matter of fact I don't believe there has ever been any feedback except once when we were playing at an outside venue, but our sound man quickly got rid of that. Since my purchase, I have bought another tom and am in need of another mic. I am going to buy another of these. They are just as good as some mics that cost $400. plus.
Summary: Great mic for the price. I use on rack and floor toms. As good in "real life" application as SM57. Can be clipped to drum- but that always affects a rack tom's sound. I use the clip on floor tom and it works great. Short of studio and stadium quality, they are a great buy for use in micing a drum set. I recommend the PG56.
Summary: Best bang for your buck. Good quality, sturdy. Can't go wrong with Shure Mics. There are better Mics out there but at a much higher price. low price of the Sure Misc and the quality make them a best buy.
Summary: this is great mic for the price, but if you are looking for a super high quality sound don't expect it from this mic, it wasn't designed for that. but i love this mic!, 1. its a sure and 2. its great for the road and live sound! you can never go wrong with a sure if you get the wright mic for the job.