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Shure PG57-XLR Instrument Microphone  

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Overview

  • Ideal choice for stage or studio miking of guitar amps, brass instruments, and saxophones
  • Rugged and reliable
  • Cardioid pickup pattern
Description & Specs
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    $74.00
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  • Your Price:
    $5900

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High-quality instrument miking at an affordable price.

The Shure PG57-XLR Instrument Microphone is an ideal choice for stage or studio miking of guitar amps, brass instruments, and saxophones. The PG57-XLR Mic has the rugged build and reliable performance Shure is famous for. Its cardioid pickup pattern rejects unwanted noise and minimizes feedback. The neodymium magnet delivers high output levels. Internal shockmounting reduces handling noise. Its probe-style hardened steel microphone grille allows closer placement to the sound source and provides increased cartridge protection. On/off switch.

Features

  • Ideal choice for stage or studio miking of guitar amps, brass instruments, and saxophones
  • Rugged and reliable
  • Cardioid pickup pattern
  • Neodymium magnet for high output levels
  • Internal shockmounting for reduced handling noise

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ShurePG57-XLR Instrument Microphone
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Comparison to SM57

I own both the PG57 and SM57 and use them primarly for recording guitar and snare drum. I did a test with my Marshall JCM800 half stack with the SM57 and PG57 at the...Read complete review

I own both the PG57 and SM57 and use them primarly for recording guitar and snare drum. I did a test with my Marshall JCM800 half stack with the SM57 and PG57 at the same position on two different speakers, each with the same input level. After recording a series of clean and distorted guitar parts, here are the results:The two microphones have noticeably different tonal qualities. The PG has more output than the SM, but despite their similarities they sound entirely different. The SM is much warmer and has much more treble than the PG both on clean and distortion. The SM sounds much more natural than the PG and has a more focused pattern, so less background noise is picked up. The SM just sounds more real.The verdict:Both the SM57 and PG57 are awesome mics! Although both will work very well for serious recording applications, if you have the cash, go for the SM57. If you're on a tighter budget, the PG57 is still an amazing mic for the price and you wont be let down!

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Simple mic.

As far as simple dynamic mics go, the Shure PG57 is a strong value. It is designed for use with electric instruments, but can be placed in several other situations. The other included...Read complete review

As far as simple dynamic mics go, the Shure PG57 is a strong value. It is designed for use with electric instruments, but can be placed in several other situations. The other included goodies don't go a long way, unless you need an XLR cable. The quality is not boutique. If you want professional sounding recordings, you might want to reconsider. For amateur recording, I believe the PG57 is a solid deal.

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3.0

Simple mic.

By Jonah

from Northern Michigan

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about Shure PG57-XLR Instrument Microphone:

    As far as simple dynamic mics go, the Shure PG57 is a strong value. It is designed for use with electric instruments, but can be placed in several other situations. The other included goodies don't go a long way, unless you need an XLR cable. The quality is not boutique. If you want professional sounding recordings, you might want to reconsider. For amateur recording, I believe the PG57 is a solid deal.

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    5.0

    pg57

    By sgmonger13

    from Connecticut

    Comments about Shure PG57-XLR Instrument Microphone:

    My band bought this mic as an addition to our 2 PG58s that we use for vocals. We had heard the PG57 sounded just as good on vocals as it did on instruments, and since we needed another vocal mic we figured we may as well get a mic that was more versatile and could double as mic to record guitars in mt home studio. It was a good decision, and it has been our drummers vocal mic for two years now and been through almost 50 shows and many practices, it has been severeley abused but it still sounds great, the durability is just amazing on this thing. On the studio its just a bit tinny over our amps, it sounds similiar to the sm57 but a little worse.

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    5.0

    Awesome Mic!

    By Mike-ZJHAt

    from Cleveland OH

    Comments about Shure PG57-XLR Instrument Microphone:

    These mics are amazing! I needed something to mic amps when a few of my friends and I got together, so I tryed out these. I experimented micing an amp with a pg58 I have and it sounded great! I decided to try the 57's, I ended up buying 2 of them! I have not used them a whole lot yet, but for the recordings I have done, they sound awesome. Crisp and clear. Mount it on one of those short desktop boom stands, throw it in front of an amp and you are good to go!

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    5.0

    SHURE PG57

    By sgmonger13

    from Connecticut

    Comments about Shure PG57-XLR Instrument Microphone:

    My band picked this one at up at a local store, because we needed something rugged and that sounds great on anything. Its GREAT! We use it for vocals and acoustic guitars live, and we use it for guitar amps when we record. THis is such a great deal...GO AND BUY IT!!!

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    4.0

    Comparison to SM57

    By Shockmount

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about Shure PG57-XLR Instrument Microphone:

    I own both the PG57 and SM57 and use them primarly for recording guitar and snare drum. I did a test with my Marshall JCM800 half stack with the SM57 and PG57 at the same position on two different speakers, each with the same input level. After recording a series of clean and distorted guitar parts, here are the results:The two microphones have noticeably different tonal qualities. The PG has more output than the SM, but despite their similarities they sound entirely different. The SM is much warmer and has much more treble than the PG both on clean and distortion. The SM sounds much more natural than the PG and has a more focused pattern, so less background noise is picked up. The SM just sounds more real.The verdict:Both the SM57 and PG57 are awesome mics! Although both will work very well for serious recording applications, if you have the cash, go for the SM57. If you're on a tighter budget, the PG57 is still an amazing mic for the price and you wont be let down!

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    5.0

    wow

    By dougthebassman

    from minneapolis

    Comments about Shure PG57-XLR Instrument Microphone:

    Amazing results on jazz bass. This microphone is half way in between a sm57 and a sm58. it works well on many things snatch these up.

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    5.0

    Good sound ata great price

    By Bad Andy-XfnIQ

    from Muskegon, MI

    Comments about Shure PG57-XLR Instrument Microphone:

    I bought two of these mics just to have spares for the band, and since first using them, my guitarists have been leaving their own, more expensive CAD's and AKG's. The sound difference in live scenarios is minute, and these mics are as durable as a real Humvee!! I definately recommend them for noisy small to mid size gigs.

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    5.0

    A Great Substitute for the SM57

    Comments about Shure PG57-XLR Instrument Microphone:

    This is a great product. I have one in my home studio to mic my guitar amp and it sounds perfect. I recommend this to anyone.

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    2.0

    How Far?

    By Vividarium Studio

    from Everywhere

    Comments about Shure PG57-XLR Instrument Microphone:

    This mic is for smaller bands doing smaller gigs, the band starting out. For bigger acts, your gonna want better sound than this mic has to offer. This mic has no special sound, no real appeal. I would sooner grab a beta 57 (I do mainly recording) for more precise work. If your band is just starting out,this is a great way to mic your cab/combo. If you have been together for a while than save up and get a better mic. Depends on how far you want to go.

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    5.0

    PG for me

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Shure PG57-XLR Instrument Microphone:

    I was hesitant to buy a PG at first. I have used SM58's and SM57's when playing live for the past 10+ years, and I figured that an SM57 costs more for a reason. My biggest fear was that the PG would be more prone to feedback. However, a few months back my band needed more mics in a hurry, and I didn't want to fork over a bunch of cash, so I got a PG58 and a PG57. I was not disappointed. I really can't tell the difference. The only thing that I can think of is that the SM's may be a little tougher, but then, I try not to abuse my mics, so I can't say. The PG's are plenty robust, so if you aren't using them to do masonry work, you should be ok. Best I can tell, the only difference between the SM and the PG is that the PG costs less and comes with a cable and an on/off switch.

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