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Rating and Reviews: Shure PG81 Microphone

Get Shure quality and durability for an affordable price with the PG81, which is ideal for acoustic instruments.

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"Awesome Condenser Mic" submitted December 29, 2006

By a customer from homexpressway.net
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Musical Background: Music Leader in a Church and Sound Tech. also hobby
Music Style: Blended Christain And Bluegrass
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Sound: Awesome for instrument pick-up. Piano, Guitar, and chior Not for use with close-up vocals. A windscreen is avalible. My fav mic. will pick up from up to 6 feet away. Used 2 for a 30 member choir, one for a 6 member ensamble. one for a guitar and vocalist thru one mic. Very low feedback. Feature: Quiet on/off switch. battery last a long time for phantom power. Ease of Use: Mic works great if you use it for its intended purpose. I've had some folks try to put the mic right up to their lips and hate it because its a condenser mic Not a dynamic mic,(too many pops from too much air.) Quality: extreemly rugged, heavy duty and sleek design. Value: For my personal taste it's a great value. Manufacturer Support: never have needed anything fixed on a shure mic. The Wow Factor: very practical mic. nothing too sexy Overall: I plan to keep this mic for a long time. I like it so much that I gave one to the chapel at Incirlik AFB and they ordered 3 more to eliminate 6 dynamic mics being used for ensambles. I always keep my eyes open for them on sale.
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"Shure-for sure" submitted October 19, 2005

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Musical Background: Active-Drummer,vocals,recording.
Music Style: alt rock, frock(funk rock), electronic
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Sound: i record my cymbals on my drumset with these (with my band). I get perfect sound, aside from having to buy a soundcard for my computer. Feature: on/off Quality: I have taken these on the road, dropped them. hit them with a drum stick... and they continue to work perfectly Value: it was cheaper to just buy the six mic (drums) but when i needed another for more cymbals... it was a little pricey. Manufacturer Support: The mesh on the tip was cut, from factory, i took it to shure and recieved a replacement with no argue. The Wow Factor: long slender black and smooth, how could you not want it. actually they blend in very well and dont really get in the way. Overall: so far they are amazing and i wont need a replacemtn until i become an extreme audiofile...
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"PG 81 BG 4.1 - Reconsider as Performance Mic for Acoustic Musicians in Small Performance Space!" submitted April 18, 2005

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Musical Background: Bluegrass Banjoist, Guitarist, Vocalist Bar Band/Fest Act
Music Style: Bluegrass
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Sound: Surprising for such an inexpensive mic. Very good on acoustic guitar in performance setting, works well on banjo and decent on mandolin. Excellent feedback supression. I've read some many neg reviews on BG and PG mics, I was truely suprised. In a world of expensive recording microphones, performance space is overlooked. I had to ditch my recording mics live as they are just too sensitive and give me feedback hell in a live performance in a small space. It just sounded really good in the monitors and was loud and sensitive with Blugrass instruments! Electret Condensor at a dynamic mic price! Feature: Basic Setup Microphone. On off switch. Phantom Power Quality: Shure Quality. Value: Recognize performance advantages of this type of mic and price performance. The Wow Factor: Get over the PG or BG low grade 2nd tier reference. Overall: Great performance instrument microphone at at a great price. Bluegrass Musicians, especially guitar, should consider this mic. Easy on the wallet. Recording mics can be problamatic in performance. Happy to have a couple to work with. Simplified my life considerably as we mix ourselves in performance!
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