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Re: Mic bass with Shure 58 or 57?


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Posted by Barefoot Larry on April 15, 2002 at 04:46:10:

In Reply to: Re: Mic bass with Shure 58 or 57? posted by Popgunandy on April 02, 2002 at 14:01:46:

: I tried this for the first time last night...to be fair, first time, and the rehearsal room is small, but it was terrible from my perspective, using either my amp or the PA. Anytime I achieved any volume, I had terrible feedback problems.

: But a player here in town swears by it, so what do I know?

An SM57/SM58 are GREAT stage mics, and if you're having feedback problems, it's a matter of adjustment/placement more than anything, or simply a matter of trying to get too much volume out of a pure-mic situation. Even with a hyper-cardioid Golden Trinity mic, there is a limit to how much gain you can throw on it without getting feedback. If you're playing with a really loud band, a piezo pickup may be the ONLY way that you'll get the volume you need without getting feedback.

The Shure SM-57/58 the only two mics that I use onstage, if I can help it. They're rugged and they sound good over a wide range of applications.

The drawback to using them is that your bass will hit frequencies in the neighborhood of 30Hz, and those mic elements won't pick up sounds below 40Hz. You will miss a little of your low-end when using them.

The audience may not hear this... indeed you may not even hear it, but it IS something that exists.



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