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Thread Looking for opinions on Shure PG Series Microphones

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1 Looking for opinions on Shure PG Series Microphones
anyone have any experience with the PG series microphones by shure?


I am looking at their drum mics, for personal use in a small home studio.

The PG-52 (for the bass drum), PG-56 (for the snare), and PG-81 (for overhead)
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Good mics are one of the key elements in recording. If I were you I'd try to find used SM microphones. The PG series is decent but you'll rapidly want some better quality mics. Thik long term!
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GIGO

If you don't use good mics you will pay.

Absolutely one of the best drum mics is the SM57. They are cheap so get a half dozen or so. Look at AKG D112 or ATM25 for kick.

Heres the killer, look for something like AKG C414's for overheads.

I have a $35,000 sound system. $20,000 was just for mics.(Includes $10,000 wireless system)

Buy nice or buy twice.
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I have an PG 58 that I somehow accumulated during my time when I was playing in various bands. It's actually a decent sounding microphone. I don't use it much b/c honestly I don't do many live shows where I need the mic.

But these guys are right.....

PG 57/58 Run about $60 or you can get the industry standard SM 57/58 for less than $100. (I think Musicians friend has them for $90). For the extra $30, you're getting quite the upgrade.

Justin