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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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Steve M Smith

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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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Re: SM57 Difference???
« 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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