Submitted October 7, 2013 by Steven H in Manheim, PA
"Good vocalist? This is your next mic"
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This is the best microphone I've ever had for use in a live sound. If the singer is a screamer, get the plain old workhorse Shure 58. BUT, if your vocalist(s) has a great voice this is definitely the one to get.
The Shure Beta 87A excels in the ranges that other mics quit and that is the upper end and the lower end. Clear sound throughout the vocal range, even if someone crowds it a bit. This is a hot mic, by the way. You won't have to dial up the gain on long cable runs.
Rugged. Road worthy.
Ease of Use
Plug it in and let the singer smile. This mic was recommend by another musician friend who has 30+ years of giging out. It's the only one she will use and she sings like Adele.
Over the years, went through the range of mics, from entry level onward. Got stuck on EV's 767 series for a long time and still have some of those and EV 468's. For vocals the Shure Beta 87A is the winner. So if you have a good singer, get them this microphone.
Never had to contact Shure ever.
The Wow Factor
Unless your a keen observer, you'll never see the difference, but you'll hear it.
40+ years of playing out several times a month.
rock, country, blues, standards and live sound.
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