The Shure BETA 56A is a supercardioid pattern dynamic mic that features a wide mounting base capable of accommodating a large range of microphone stands. It even works with the LP Claw (#443262). The BETA 56A has a compact, pivoting design that boasts an extremely uniform pickup pattern with high gain-before-feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise. The built-in dynamic locking stand adapter with an integral XLR connector simplifies installation. The BETA 56A is perfect for miking tom-toms, percussion instruments, guitar amplifiers, brass instruments and woodwinds.