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Michael A. Yates

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SM57 Differance???
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:42:12 am »

This may have been talked about before but I have been cleaning out the storage unit and found a few good ol Shure SM57 mics. I happened to look at one of the ones I had and it says Shure Unidyne III SM57. Is this really a SM57 or is it a fake/ knockoff? Any difference in the standard SM57 and the Unidyne III SM57?

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Thomas Le

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Re: SM57 Differance???
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 02:32:10 am »

It's the real deal, the Unidyne IMO is way better than the current 57's in that it has a different sound that's less "boxy" on low mids.
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Re: SM57 Differance???
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 05:37:54 am »

I believe Unidyne was its original name.  And the predecessor to the SM58 was the Unisphere.

http://i876.photobucket.com/albums/ab329/jackaudio/For%20Sale/Shure565DUnisphereI_zps0df6f6b2.jpg


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Re: SM57 Differance???
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 05:41:40 am »

I have two Unidyne III SM57's amongst a stable of 6 or so newies.

The Unidynes belonged to my dad in the 1970's !

Tough mics!
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Re: SM57 Differance???
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 06:17:00 am »

There used to be a little jingle some 30-40 years ago.

How's your sound?
Mighty fine!
What makes it great?
My Unidyne.
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Re: SM57 Differance???
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2014, 09:58:13 am »

Was that a real advertising jingle or did you just make it up to sing to yourself?!!!


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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2014, 10:18:21 am »

a real advertising jingle or did you just make it up

Either way it's pretty good. So 50s.
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Re: SM57 Differance???
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2014, 10:38:30 am »

Reminds me of the "what's the word? Thunderbird!" Jingle/song.
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Re: SM57 Differance???
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2014, 10:55:02 am »

This may have been talked about before but I have been cleaning out the storage unit and found a few good ol Shure SM57 mics. I happened to look at one of the ones I had and it says Shure Unidyne III SM57. Is this really a SM57 or is it a fake/ knockoff? Any difference in the standard SM57 and the Unidyne III SM57?

-Yates

It probably also says Shure Brothers instead of just Shure.
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Re: SM57 Differance???
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2014, 12:16:24 pm »

When I saw Ronnie Van Zant using a Unidyne SM57 for a vocal mic, I fell in love with them. I use Beta 57's for vocals now and new 57's for toms sometimes. The SM57 is a dependable workhorse that is always in my kit bag.

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Re: SM57 Differance???
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2014, 12:47:38 pm »

It probably also says Shure Brothers instead of just Shure.

Yes in fact... Shure Brothers Incorporated. Also Made in the USA Patented. I think the newer stuff says made in Mexico.

I have found 2 so far in my storage room. Only one worked. Have not investigated why the other one is not working yet. May just be a broke wire. I have the one that works for sell in the marketplace for $25.00. haha I really have to get rid of some of this stuff in storage. 
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Re: SM57 Differance???
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2014, 03:47:07 pm »

Speaking of Unidyne  57's, how do you remove the grille? I was doing my annual mic cleaning this weekend and didn't find a way to remove the grilles.
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Re: SM57 Differance???
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2014, 05:53:49 pm »

Speaking of Unidyne  57's, how do you remove the grille? I was doing my annual mic cleaning this weekend and didn't find a way to remove the grilles.

Usually with a drumstick.

Then you have the problem of how to put it back on.

There is a little spring "C-ring" that holds the grill in place.  Shure probably has some special tool for installing (and maybe removing) them.

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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2014, 08:38:54 am »

Usually with a drumstick.

Then you have the problem of how to put it back on.

There is a little spring "C-ring" that holds the grill in place.  Shure probably has some special tool for installing (and maybe removing) them.

GTD


Thanks Geoff. I broke out my magnifying glass and there dis very little clearance around the grille.  Nothing I can do apparently.  It should be fine, I doubt these were spit into too many times,... I picked up a couple used Unidynes from a friend for $30 each. They work fine.  Cosmetically they are 'like new'.
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Re: SM57 Differance???
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2014, 09:51:17 am »


Thanks Geoff. I broke out my magnifying glass and there dis very little clearance around the grille.  Nothing I can do apparently.  It should be fine, I doubt these were spit into too many times,... I picked up a couple used Unidynes from a friend for $30 each. They work fine.  Cosmetically they are 'like new'.

Sold the one I had in the market place last night. I have another one that's broke. Anyone know it shure will still repair them or if they are worth getting fixed?
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Re: SM57 Differance???
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2014, 10:33:09 am »

Sold the one I had in the market place last night. I have another one that's broke. Anyone know it shure will still repair them or if they are worth getting fixed?

Shure has a flat-rate repair/replace program.  Check their web site for details.
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