The Shure SM58 mic is legendary for its uncanny ability to withstand abuse that would destroy any other microphone. The Shure SM58 has not only helped to define the sound of rock vocals on stage, it's... Read More
The Shure SM58 mic is legendary for its uncanny ability to withstand abuse that would destroy any other microphone. The Shure SM58 has not only helped to define the sound of rock vocals on stage, it's also been used as a hammer to build stages and gone on to perform flawlessly later at the gig. Using a club's house system? You'll be singing through an SM58. And in the studio? Daniel Lanois always uses the SM58 or Beta 58 on Bono's vocals.
The Shure SM58 mic is world-renowned for its distinctive upper-midrange presence peak that ensures an intelligible, lively sound. Perfectly fits a performer's hand, balanced for total comfort during long gigs. Frequency response is a smooth, vocal-tailored 50Hz-15kHz, and the price is a bargain considering its life expectancy.
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A must have mic for live use
This is a must have mic for any active musician. This mic is excellent for stage use, but it is also very useful in a studio or project studio. This mic has been...Read complete review
This is a must have mic for any active musician. This mic is excellent for stage use, but it is also very useful in a studio or project studio. This mic has been my main stage mic for over 15 years. The SM58 is known to be great for live use but it is also great to use on vocal recordings. The SM58 is also a great mic to use on a snare drum (especially since it is durable). The SM58 is built tough enough to stand up against years of abuse. If you play live you need to have this mic.
Most Liked Negative Review
Industry Standard Does Not Mean the Best
This thing has been the standard for so long. Now there are a lot of mics in the same price range that naturally try to improve on that benchmark. And they are better....Read complete review
This thing has been the standard for so long. Now there are a lot of mics in the same price range that naturally try to improve on that benchmark. And they are better. The president uses a 57. Does that make it the best vocal speech mic? No, although the 57 is good for just about everything else. The 58 was originally part of a sound system that wasn't tuned quite right, so they compensated by giving the mic an eq scoop. Some people say they like the eq of the 58, but often the house eq will have a happy face eq curve to make up for the increased mids. The problem is, that now, with so many mics that are better than the 58, one doesn't stand out as a new stadard. But watch the latest performances of bands today. unless they are using a house system, or they don't care much for details, you will see a lot less people using the 58. One that I like is the EV N/D267a. Good clean sound, strong signal, and better feedback control. So search around and see what else is out there before you buy the same boring standard equipment.
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In my humble opinion. One of THE best mics you can buy for $100. Diverse. Durable. Affordable.
Do yourself a favor and get the model that has the on\off switch!
Its such a versatile mic, that every musician must have one. PERIOD!!!
Obvisouly this microphone is amazing, that goes without saying if you play shows or have a studio or whatnot. This mic can also take a tremendous beating and still sound crystal clear. Great for the price and the only negative thing I have to say about it, (and it's not even Shure's fault) is that Guitar Center didn't have the 58 with the on/off switch in store.
I've been playing clubs all across So. Cal for about 15 years: House of Blues, Troubadour, Whisky, Roxy, Showcase, Glasshouse, Orange Pavilion, Chain Reaction, Slide Bar, you name it. I've seen these mics BEAT TO HELL, looking like a chewed up hunk of metal, completely smashed, and still sounding like they were fresh out of the box. Great sound and strong enough to get run over by a delivery truck and keep on rockin'. Worth the Benjamin.
Best vocal mic in its price range and better than alot of more expensive ones. Bottom line, you need a quality mic for live performance, any experienced musician -no scratch that- EVERY experienced musician will suggest the SM58.
Everyone knows this mic, chances are that most people have gigged with it at some point or another. I have a few of these laying around. (about 28) They are ALWAYS reliable. I've run them over, dropped them from a few stories in the air, (used them as hammers, (haven't we all?) They won't DIE!. I've used them when drum mic's go out (yeah I know, not a great idea) They sound quality isn't the same, but it gets the gig over with when you have no alternative. They give a great warmth to the mix, weather it's digital, or analog. I really like AKG, Blue, and senhiser, But they can't compare in longevity. Buy this mic.
This microphone i use a lot, I use it for vocals, and screaming. it just sounds great. The cable isn't all that bad, but sometimes it might get in the way. But aside from that, this mic is phenomenal! I would recomend it to everyone....had I the money to buy one for everyone lol send me an email if you want to hear what it sounds like
I have been playing for about 30 years off and on. I play more at home now don't gig any more. I play everything from country to metal, the mic's we had before going to the sm mikes were like singing through mud compared to these mics, they are tough and they sound awesome live and recorded.
The SM58 is a standard for a reason. This mic is, has, and will always be a staple of my gear. Rock solid to take the abuse of day in and day out stage performances. I have seen them soaked by rain, dropped, kicked, and thrown around only to keep on performing. Great mic!