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Chuck Simon

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Re: Best alternative to SM58?
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2011, 02:31:20 pm »

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This brings us to the problem of the "artist" preferring a particular mic no matter how it sounds.........

Yeah, stupid artist!  Tom Petty is so dumb he prefers an SM 57!  Too bad he doesn't read this forum! ::)
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Re: Best alternative to SM58?
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2011, 05:27:28 pm »

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This brings us to the problem of the "artist" preferring a particular mic no matter how it sounds.........

Yeah, stupid artist!  Tom Petty is so dumb he prefers an SM 57!  Too bad he doesn't read this forum! ::)

Tom Petty?

SM57?

That's SO 20th century!
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Re: Best alternative to SM58?
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2011, 07:47:11 pm »

This brings us to the problem of the "artist" preferring a particular mic no matter how it sounds.........

I once had a reggae artist keep refusing the mics I would hand him and going back to the wireless mic he had brought even though it had STOPPED WORKING!!!!!!

Perhaps that WAS the one that sounded best on him.
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Re: Best alternative to SM58?
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2011, 09:40:35 pm »

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Tom Petty?

SM57?

That's SO 20th century!

Yeah, your'e right.  He probably moved on to a Beta 57 by now ;)
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Re: Best alternative to SM58?
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2011, 01:31:15 pm »

Heil PR20ut. It can be had for the same 100 bucks as a 58, has a great sound with way less proximity effect and can be used anywhere on stage. It is just as good on the snare as it is on vocals. It will also be my next addition to the mic case....


Just FYI, I am a huge supporter of the SM58. I have not been moved enough by any other mic in this price range to change. Until now that is. The Heil is that good.
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Re: Best alternative to SM58?
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2011, 04:59:43 pm »


I have the Sennheiser E835(s) and love it.  It's warm on the bottom without ridiculousness, and the high end has a nice little kiss off to make it sound sweet and open.  Robust sensitivity vs. the Shure is a bonus.

It also has a switch.  Would never sing live without a switch.

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Re: Best alternative to SM58?
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2011, 05:19:02 pm »

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Tom Petty?

SM57?

That's SO 20th century!

Yeah, your'e right.  He probably moved on to a Beta 57 by now ;)

If I recall rightly Scoville has traded the Neumann's he was using for Petty for Heils PR35's.
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Re: Best alternative to SM58?
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2011, 05:23:29 pm »


It also has a switch.  Would never sing live without a switch.


Switches are evil.

NO mics with switches on stage!

The only place you should use a mic with a switch is at the console for talkback.

A mic with a switch is a tell-tale sign of a crappy bush league mic. It's been that way for a long time, and it needs to stay that way.

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Re: Best alternative to SM58?
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2011, 05:31:24 pm »


I have the Sennheiser E835(s) and love it.  It's warm on the bottom without ridiculousness, and the high end has a nice little kiss off to make it sound sweet and open.  Robust sensitivity vs. the Shure is a bonus.

It also has a switch.  Would never sing live without a switch.



Your noob flag is flying, noob....
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Re: Best alternative to SM58?
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2011, 05:33:31 pm »

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Tom Petty?

SM57?

That's SO 20th century!

Yeah, your'e right.  He probably moved on to a Beta 57 by now ;)

If I recall rightly Scoville has traded the Neumann's he was using for Petty for Heils PR35's.

I'm not sure what Scovi is using with Petty these days. Scovill did not mix Petty for a few tours, but came back after his first couple years pimping for Avid.

We talked about this at length during a web chat back in the day. I have the first couple web chat transcripts. My plan is to have them back online ASAP.
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Re: Best alternative to SM58?
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