Submitted November 2, 2011 by a customer from gmail.com
"The SM58, Legend for a reason"
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I would buy another if I needed it. This is the most professional piece of equipment I have, including my digital piano, Korg rack,... laptop... If you're like me and you're practically broke but want a mic that you won't regret, get this microphone. Heck, if you're as broke as me you won't even mind that it's not the best for acoustic guitars. You can actually get a pretty good (read: if you're a novice it will sound great =] ) sound out of it even for things it wasn't designed for. Anyway, take the leap and buy this mic.
Does this microphone need another user review? It's just plain perfect for recording vocals, as far as I'm concerned. It's not good for acoustic guitar though, just as a warning. But hey, that's not what it's for.
I bought the mic with an on/off switch, which is really nice. It doesn't have any other options like some other mics, but that doesn't really matter.
Ease of Use
Plug it in to your preamp, turn up the gain (not too much), and you're good to go.
I was surprised by how small it was, but quickly realized how ergonomic it is. It's also surprisingly heavy; or, I should say, substantial. It feels really good to hold. Another surprise was how easy it was to get to some of the electronics by unscrewing it in the middle. Just as long as you don't unscrew it and then accidentally take a pair of scissors to the wires you'll be fine :) . The top of the mic is very sturdy as well. It's just awesome :D
Uber-affordable and super-quality. You could spend less and get a crappy microphone. Or, you could buy this professional mic and get a cable and stand.
Haven't needed support. I'm confident in Shure, though.
The Wow Factor
Haha, the infamous Zzounds sex appeal question. The SM58 is the perfect size, shape, and weight, and the clarity of the sound is excellent. It also looks excellent. I'm definitely inviting my musician friends over to play around with it... especially the ladies ;)
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