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Shure SM58

SM58, Dynamic Microphone from Shure in the SM series.


232 user reviews
Prices starting at $99 average price: $102
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  • Manufacturer:Shure
  • Model:SM58
  • Series:SM
  • Category:Dynamic Microphones
  • Added in our database on:11/06/2012

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User Reviews Shure SM58

MGR/Billy11/03/2010

MGR/Billy's review"Shure SM-58"

Shure SM58
Just wanted to review my favorite mic of all time the Shure SM58. Everyone who is anybody has used it through the years. The popular black base with the silver top you can spot the SM58 from a mile away!

I was in a band that required me to sing backup vocals. I paid $89 for it brand new. It can with a clip, bag and cool sticker. I knew of their reliability and knew it was the mic for me.

I like it because it is a solid piece of gear. It is the industry standard. Sound guys know how to mix them and they work for almost any application you need mic'd.

I have used this microphone to mic guitar amps, bass amps, acoustic guitars, acoustic pianos, Hammond Organs as well as kick and snare drums. It may not be the best mic for each thing I just mentioned, but in a pinch it will get the job done.

Nothing at all. It's a microphone to perfection. In a perfect world I'd like to see it get maybe a little bit hotter of a signal, but complaints at all.

The textbook definition of road worthy. I have some beat, I mean BEAT Shure Mics. I prefer to sing through my own mic since I know what it sounds like and well germs are a big factor, you want to stay healthy on the road. I have thrown it in back packs, dropped it, spilled drinks on it, put it in front of everything imaginable and it still works.

Henry Rollins can't even break this mic!

If you need a mic, this is it. Best $90 you will ever spend. There are a few cheap knock offs out there. Yes, you can get them for half the price, but they are not as durable or a nice sounding. Get the real thing, get a Shure.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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daveguy01/03/2010

daveguy's review"Shure SM-58"

Shure SM58
Mostly black with gray windscreen, although this thing is so scraped up from abuse that it might as well be called silver and loaded with scratches. Been playing for a while now, various bands, a little recording. A little this and a little that.

I actually won this SM-58 in a poker game from a buddy believe it or not. It was a terribly beat up mic and he threw it into the pot because he had already replaced it. Based on the ante, he probably only valued this at $5, but I think I ended up with the deal.

First of all it still works and it still sounds good. I think these things develop character over time, especially with use and abuse. It says a lot for Shure products when you have a microphone that can be this abused and still deliver crisp clean rock vocals day in and day out.

There's nothing to not like. I guess I wish they were less expensive new, but if you have an opportunity to pick up a used one, don't delay. Like an old Toyota, these things will deliver and you could get 300,000 miles from yours.

First rate, built like a tank, or an iron pipe as it were.

Overall, I love it. It sounds great, works night after night, and is beat to hell. This is what gear is supposed to be built like. If you end up buying one new (I think they are around $100 new), you will get years out of it. As a matter of fact, it might outlive you. Perhaps the preacher will be using it as they lower you down.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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miramadar03/09/2004

miramadar's review"Shure SM-58"

Shure SM58
I purchased the Shure SM-58 mic about 5 years ago after having owned a Kustom K-6 for a couple of years. I play music in a local band and I wanted a better singing mic. I bought it at Hometown Music in Whitesburg, KY for $120.

After singing through the Kustom mic for two years, the SM-58 was nothing short of a revelation. The sound was so much clearer and stronger, and it was so much more responsive to sound that I was instantly wowed. Once you hold the SM-58 in your hand, you can tell it's a quality piece of equipment. It's heavy and very well conctructed. I've owned my 58 for over five years now and I've gotten a lot of use out of it. My band plays on the road a lot, so our equipment has to be tough. The SM-58 is just that...a tough, great-sounding mic that won't let you down.

Are there better sounding mics on the market? Certainly. But those mics will cost you a lot more cash. For $120, you can't go wrong with the SM-58.

This is an absolutely solid piece of equipment. I can't count the times I've dropped it. Not once has it ever betrayed me (even if I deserved it!).

The Shure SM-58 is a great mic at a great price. Period.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/Sean Hankins12/24/2003

MGR/Sean Hankins's review"Shure SM-58"

Shure SM58
I bought this at Musiciansfriend.com a few years ago, and have bought many others since. Not because they've broken, but because it's that damn good. I use it for touring, shows, and recording every once in a while. It's good at all 3.

Extremely durable. It doesn't muffle out the higher or lower ranges like most field mic's do, and it can take a serious ass kicking.
Most mic's have to be screamed into to get what this thing picks up at a comfortable singing level. I have even put a spit screen in front of it and used it in recording.

My complaint would be that it doesn't have a switch, but there is another model - SM -58S, that has a switch.

I have kicked, dropped, spilled shit into, stepped on, and left this microphone outside, and it still works better than any AKG or Nady I've ever used. Dented screen's don't affect it's performance, and neither does leaving it out in the rain.

This mic rocks. Recommend it, and wouldn't get any other mic after working with this one so long. Except maybe the one with the switch.
Compared to AKG's and Nady's of similar price, this thing is like a Cadillac for the price of a Hyundai.
I wouldn't spend money on any other microphone.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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