Summary: Not sure what to say about the SM57, its the industry standard for micing guitars , keyboards and even vocals. I use this on a VoxAC30 cab and record into my music producing software which creates a vivid and clear sound right up the mic cable. Further more I use the SM57 in conjunction with a Rode NT1A in parallel on vocals and blend them for a more full vocal.
The best micorphones for the price in the music industry.
6 May 2013
Summary: The best instrument microphone for the money. Genuine Shure microphones are the work horses of the music and sound industry. These microphones not only bring out the best in live audio, they are also very durable.
These mics are real good, not amazing, but real good.
10 April 2013
Summary: Works well. I heard these were the industry standard for live recording; that's why I bought one. The guy at my local used music-equipment store told me that you can get better mics for the same price these days (The 57 has been around a while), but it works quite well. I've never used any more expensive mics, but using this w/ my ART usb dual preamp (solid state) to record tracks in my basement, I've had good results.
Summary: Anyone who knows mics, knows you can't go wrong with an SM57. They have been used for years as vocal and insturment mics. The one I bought on ebay is just that, a great Shure mic. I will use it mostly in studio, with some stage time. The mic works perfectly and I couldn't ask for more. Thanks ebay, its a great place to do a days shopping.
Good professional mic for guitar-combo reinforcement.
5 January 2013
Summary: I bought Shure SM57 Dynamic Cable Professional Microphone for reinforcement of Fender Bluse Deluxe RI (through Yamaha MW10 mixer to Mackie Stump '12 activ boxes). After a short time of use it can be established it's sound reproduction is perfect. I don't find any downsides of it. Before it's purchase one SM57 "clon" was applied - so comparison wouldn't be relevant. So, it is recommended to by for reinforcement of guitar-combo as well.