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How to choose the best mic for electric guitar and bassplay button

How to choose the best mic for electric guitar and bass

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How to choose the best mics for drums

How to Mic a Drum Kit Using SM Microphones | Shureplay button

How to Mic a Drum Kit Using SM Microphones | Shure


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Shure's legendary SM57 dynamic instrument microphone has earned its reputation through decades of flawless performance. Guitar Center is proud to offer this iconic mic, built to capture instruments with stunning realism. Its durable construction withstands the rigors of any environment, from studio to stage, ensuring uninterrupted performance.

Tailored Frequency Response Reproduces Every Nuance

The SM57's tailored frequency response captures each detail and harmonic nuance of your instrument with lifelike clarity. Its full, rich tone gives guitar amps warmth and depth while retaining crisp articulation. For drums, it delivers impactful lows, resonant mids and shimmering highs. No matter the instrument, the SM57 translates your performance with unmatched accuracy.

Cardioid Pickup Pattern Eliminates Background Noise

The SM57's cardioid pickup pattern focuses precisely on the sound source, eliminating unwanted background noise and feedback. On stage, it isolates your instrument in a sea of ambient sound, ensuring a clean signal for the PA system. In the studio, it blocks outside interference for a pristine track free of bleed from other instruments. The SM57 gives you the control to capture exactly what you want and nothing else.

Roadworthy and Reliable

Built to handle real-world abuse, the SM57 continues performing where other mics would fail. Its rugged metal chassis and dent-resistant grille stand up to the impacts and drops of live gigs and bumpy tours without compromise. Sealed components block moisture, dust and humidity, delivering consistent sound quality in any environment, from desert festivals to rainforests. For uninterrupted performance and peace of mind, the SM57 is the only choice.

Essential Tool for Any Musician or Engineer

For over 50 years, the SM57 has been the microphone of choice for musicians, audio engineers and producers worldwide. Its versatility, durability and precision suit virtually any application, from miking guitar amps and snares to brass and woodwinds. An industry-standard tool relied on to capture iconic recordings, the SM57 delivers professional results for amateurs and experts alike.

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  • Contoured frequency response for clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup
  • Professional-quality reproduction for drum, percussion and instrument amplifier miking
  • Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while reducing background noise
  • Pneumatic shockmount system cuts down handling noise
  • Extremely durable under the heaviest use

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

collapse expand iconSpecs

  • Analog or digital: Analog
  • Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Max SPL: 149dB
  • Connectivity: XLR
Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Dynamic
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Type: Handheld
  • Switches: None
  • Phantom power required: No
Size and weight
  • Diameter: 1.25"
  • Length: 5.38" 
  • Weight: .6 lb.
Included accessories
  • Case: Yes
  • Clip: Yes
  • Shockmount: No
  • Power supply: N/A
  • Cable: No
  • Stand: No

collapse expand iconWarranty

One year warranty on wireless mics, mixers, and circuitry products.
2 year warranty on wired mics.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.

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