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Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package

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The Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Mic Package includes one PG52 kick drum mic, 3 PG56 snare/tom mics, 2 PG81 instrument mics, and a carrying case. PG microph...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Mic Package includes one PG52 kick drum mic, 3 PG56 snare/tom mics, 2 PG81 instrument mics, and a carrying case. PG microphones are developed with distinct characteristics and performance-based applications in mind, so you can be sure that they will perform up to the high standards expected of a Shure mic.


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ShurePG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

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Best mics anywhere near this price.

These mics are definitely the quality you'd expect from Shure. They're all rugged and can withstand a lot of abuse. That being said, here's what I think about these mics:PG56: Awesome....Read complete review

These mics are definitely the quality you'd expect from Shure. They're all rugged and can withstand a lot of abuse. That being said, here's what I think about these mics:PG56: Awesome. Off-axis rejection could be better, but as far as tone quality, these are very pure. They don't scoop the sound like the audix and sennheisers, they sound very natural. Slightly bulky, kinda hard to mount on smaller toms.PG81: Pretty good, especially for this price range. A little lacking in detail, but very smooth, and do not sound harsh like the majority of cheaper condensers.PG52: By far my favorite mic in the kit. I like it better than the Beta 52 for two reasons: 1, it's nowhere near as bottom-heavy, thus gives a punchier rather than boomier sound and 2: it doesn't have as much of a boost in the upper mids, thus a warmer, less clickier sound. Click, however, can be added with EQ.Bottom line: BUY THESE. You can not get better unless you get the really high end stuff (costing thousands for a set this size)

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Shure PG Mics

The Shure PG series of microphones is for those who need a mic just to get sound in. Don't get me wrong, I love Shure mics, they are virtually indestructable and have great...Read complete review

The Shure PG series of microphones is for those who need a mic just to get sound in. Don't get me wrong, I love Shure mics, they are virtually indestructable and have great sound, but with mics you usually get what you pay for.These mics lack depth, fullness, and just plain volume. The also pick up alot of stage noise and bleed if you do not have a good noise gate setup. The only reason I would buy this set is as my very first mic set on a limited budget to satisfy amatuer recording needs. Their only saving grace is that they will not break! I know because I have thrown them across the stage in fury because of their sound!Do yourself a favor if your serious about recording or live sound- get Shure's mic kit with the 3 SM57s and a Beta 52. It is the same price as the PG-6 package, but the sound is 10 times better! If you have the money, some good Sennheiser Mics or Audix Mics are the best for sound, especially if your recording, but these can top $600 for a set.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best mics anywhere near this price.

By MusicManMike-RAb-q

from Massachusetts

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Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

These mics are definitely the quality you'd expect from Shure. They're all rugged and can withstand a lot of abuse. That being said, here's what I think about these mics:PG56: Awesome. Off-axis rejection could be better, but as far as tone quality, these are very pure. They don't scoop the sound like the audix and sennheisers, they sound very natural. Slightly bulky, kinda hard to mount on smaller toms.PG81: Pretty good, especially for this price range. A little lacking in detail, but very smooth, and do not sound harsh like the majority of cheaper condensers.PG52: By far my favorite mic in the kit. I like it better than the Beta 52 for two reasons: 1, it's nowhere near as bottom-heavy, thus gives a punchier rather than boomier sound and 2: it doesn't have as much of a boost in the upper mids, thus a warmer, less clickier sound. Click, however, can be added with EQ.Bottom line: BUY THESE. You can not get better unless you get the really high end stuff (costing thousands for a set this size)

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

using with other mics

By rev. 766

from midwest

Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

Once upon a time, when I was on more of a budget, I had picked up a set of drum mics that cost around $150. I have regretted this ever since. Recently, I got back into school and had student loans, but still not unlimited amounts of money. Iong story short, I love this PG 6 piece mic set. I don't have much experience with mega expensive mics, and I'm sure there are better mics, but the sound these give you is amazing. A person who can't afford $10,000 of mics should be grateful this exists. Personally, I have a 6 piece drum set, and use an sm57 on the snare, a beta52 for the bass, and I use the pg52 that came with this set for the floor tom, the pg56's on the rest of the toms, and obviously the pg 81's for overheads. While my set up has a few more mics, I have used a pg52 on bass drum before, and it sounds great (for bass guitar, too). I usually prefer the sm57 for snare, but the pg56 sound is not bad. It is nice to have different options for recording, especially if you like to experiment with the sound as I do. Signal to noise ratio is great, even when throwing some compression on the input. Of course, as any drummer who usually produces and engineers for the bands I'm in would, I would eventually like to have many ridiculously expensive mics in my collection. I can honestly say that when that time comes, these mics are good enough to stick around, as options at least. Do yourself a favor if you're broke, but still NEED good sound like I do, shell out a little extra $$ for these the next time you are thinking of getting mics. It will save you a lot of anger and stress in the long run.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best value, period!

By Brau

from Victoria, BC, Canada

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At this price point I don't believe you can get a better set of mics, complete with a lockable case, cables, and mounts. All the mics are very solid Shure quality and well suited dynamically for live and home recording. However, I agree with some other reviewers that the discriminating ear may want an additional SM57 for the snare drum.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Always expect great from Shure

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

I was having trouble deciding wether to get the CAD 6-piece kit or this package. The downside was it is almost twice the price. But for 6 Shure drum mics, it is still a great deal. The kick drum sounds great. With eq, you can get it to sound however you want. The overheads work perfect for cymbals, I also use them on guitar amps for practice. The tom mics work great too. Exactly what I expected from Shure. Make sure to get a Shure SM57 to go with it for the snare, and some foam for the room.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Mics, Reasonable Price

By T-mar, Drummer

from midwest

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I have gigged with these mics for over 7 years. Many miles, no problems.
Sound men love them.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dude these mics really get the job done

By Joseph-8NibO

from Miami,Florida

Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

I just recently purchased these mics and these are the first mics ive ever purchased for my kit first things first buying mics really dosent matter it all depends on how your kit is tuned that really effects the sound obviously but you can purchase any brand of mics dont matter how cheap if you have a kick ass tuned kit your good to go but over all theses mics really do well especially in live situations...i recommend these mics for a younger intermideiate/begginer drummer

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Shure PG Mics

By Pinkzebraproductions

from California

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Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

The Shure PG series of microphones is for those who need a mic just to get sound in. Don't get me wrong, I love Shure mics, they are virtually indestructable and have great sound, but with mics you usually get what you pay for.These mics lack depth, fullness, and just plain volume. The also pick up alot of stage noise and bleed if you do not have a good noise gate setup. The only reason I would buy this set is as my very first mic set on a limited budget to satisfy amatuer recording needs. Their only saving grace is that they will not break! I know because I have thrown them across the stage in fury because of their sound!Do yourself a favor if your serious about recording or live sound- get Shure's mic kit with the 3 SM57s and a Beta 52. It is the same price as the PG-6 package, but the sound is 10 times better! If you have the money, some good Sennheiser Mics or Audix Mics are the best for sound, especially if your recording, but these can top $600 for a set.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

yes yes and yes get them

By Getherdone90

from Florida

Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

Ok so i would first like to address the microphone. I use these microphnes at my church with a allen and heath board. So when i first was able to use these i didn't think anything woud really come out of them,man was i wrong about these mics. With the snare and the base drum mic hooked up to a compressor and a little eq these mics sound great. The comment about them lacking depth and overall volume is not true. the best mics in the world can sound like crap if you don't have one (a GOOD Board), tue ( someone that knows what their doing). Yes i would recomend these kit to anyone with a sweepable eq. Now to the overheads. WHat can i say other than amzing. These badboys cut through so much crap and pick up the cymbols so well. YOU could if needed Use these and just a kick mic and get the entire set. NOw the mic clips yes do LOOK a Little cheap but if you take care of your equipment then you don't have to worry. They are easy to take on and off and you get no rim noises. Overall a great kit for the price. They are small and very low profile mics.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shure does it again

By GretschGuy

from San Francisco Bay Area

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Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

I've been recording and playing drums for 45 years so I've tried every mic under the sun. I ALWAYS went back to the Shure SM57 for Snare and toms and either an AKG D12, Sennheiser 451, or more recently the AKG D112 or Shure Beta52 on Kick. When I saw this kit I thought it looked great that the mics were compact and all self contained in a nice travel case. But what about the sound compared to my old stand-bys? So I tried them. WOW! I couldn't beleive how good they sounded. Maybe the SM57 would be a better Snare choice but these PG56 do a fine job on Snare and Toms even used them as nice vocal mics. Sound is between an SM57 and SM58. The PG52 reminds me so much of the Beta52 just not quite as much gain. The PG81 condensers are world quality. I did a session recording nylon string Guitar and they just glistened. For cymbals and overheads you'd have to spend a ton on Ribbon mics to outdo these. All the mics in this kit have that solid clean Shure sound and build quality. We used to joke that you could hammer nails with a 58 then go do a gig with it.These have that same feel..like they will take a beating and just keep working. Looks like Shure has done it again and created another standard for everyone else to chase. Forget all the other kits in this price range. Shure wins it hands down. To get a better sound you'd have to price out a Beta52, SM57 x3 and SM81x2. 3-4 times the cost but definately not 3-4 times the sound quality. JUST BUY THEM AND ENJOY!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

exceptional sound and very easy to use

By kicka man

from Meredith NH.

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      Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

      A great buy and made the drums sound as they are live, and the recordings sound great on a tascam 16 track, we write all original music and of course all drummers need a great kick sound and these mics delivered thank you sure for a great product. ps they even send mic cables.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Freakin awsome mics

      By NaziPunk555

      from Chillicothe Ohio

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      Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

      These are the best mics i have played with. the hold up great because i play fast music and i sometimes accedentally hit the mic with my stick and they havent broke, they are awesome.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great mic package

      By mojque

      from Dallas

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      Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

      Bought this a few months back to record demos for my band. I'd never recorded drums before but have been using DFHS for a few years. I looked at all the drum mic package deals and this kit was what I was comfortable with in terms of quality and price.I've no basis for comparison, but I think these mics sound great. They are a little tough to listen to when dry (no gates, compression, or EQ), but I think that?s true of any mic. If anything, the tom/snare mics lack clarity, but I?m thinking that might be my own mixing shortcoming. The main determinants of your sound are the tuning and newness of the kit (new heads, cymbals), the positioning of the mics, and the gain you put on the condensers (even with a high pass at 5k, they?ll pick up a lot of snare and tom noise). Get those fundamentals down and these mics will sound as good as any.The mic clips were stiff at first but have since loosened up and feel very solid. Also, with 3 toms and a snare (pretty standard for a drum kit), you have to mic the two upper toms together which leads to some unwanted snare bleed. I'm considering an SM57 for the snare so each tom can have a mic. Not really a knock on the kit? you probably shouldn?t be using a PG56 for the snare anyway.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic start for mic'ing drums

      By mrbassbc

      from MO

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      Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

      I have two sets of these because I have a larger drum set.(5 toms, kick, snare) Sound quality for the price is fantastic. The 56's could mic any intrument. Guitar cabs, woodwinds, brass. The 52 sounds good on the kick. Better than the Beta 52 IMO for the same reasons listed in a previous review. And it sounds amazing on my 18" tom. The 81's sound great as well. Fantastic overheads, good for recording vocals, and good for micing choirs. The mounts work great, I've used them for several years without issue. My only complaint is the design of the 56 and 52. With the input on the back of the mic it makes the cable stick out(in the way). But as far as sound these can't be beat for the money.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      not bad...

      By pJ6PaZGNC

      from Bothell, WA

      Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

      I expected nothing from these mics. I just needed some extra mics for drums. They sound decent, not great. One of the PG56's survived a very loud 3 foot fall to the floor when they mic clip decided to fail. Still works as well as it did before. Though, I don't use those clips anymore.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The PG 6 shines for acoustic drums

      By Jim Smith Sr.-HfGOT

      from Gloucester, Virginia

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      Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

      This is a great recording package. I've used the PG 6 package to record several acoustic drummers and the tracks sparkle. I don't physically attach the microphones to the drum kit as this has a tendency to reveal acoustic problems inherent to the drum kit. The PG 6 package is versatile. {I've used the PG 52 and PG 56's included in the package to record kettle drums with remarkable results)(The PG 81's are super crisp on cymbals and really brighten dull snares) This is a package that no acoustic drummer or studio can do without.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for beginning acts

      By zonaria143

      from Six Nations ON CA

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      Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

      I'm pretty much sound tech for my band, and we've been performing more and more, and the very first thing I wanted to do was get our own PA. So we did, two peavey 215 enclosures, a 2600w power amp, and a 24 channel mixer (lol), these drum mics also came along with the awesome sponsorship we got from some local organization. Freaking awesome. But about the drum mics, for recordings they're more than good enough for demos and projects, I haven't really had the time to properly test these out in a real recording situation, or have any other mics to compare them to, but they sound good either way.But what these mics are for primarily, is live sound on a budget, and that's what they do. With proper EQ these mics are the bomb. They made our drummer's kit huge and our live shows now kick so much ass it's unbelievable. Be sure to add some subs to your PA as well, they're next on my wishlist, makes everything even more awesome. So, new band, or starving musician, if you need a drum mic kit to make your live shows rock, get this. Decent price, and more than good quality.As far as reliability, mics have held up well. The clips seem cheap and don't have much positioning range, but after a bunch of shows, they haven't failed. Shure makes solid stuff too, so you can be certain the mics won't fail on you. Mics certainly feel and look solid.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      excelente but..

      By eric-0fAIk

      from California

      Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

      This is an excelent package. i have used all microfones in capturing many drum setups... and styles... overall these mics are excelent and capture with outmost clarity the sources soul... but... The pg81 condenser have proven to be less than roadworthy, the on/off switches on both of them have come off with ease... and i have had to do with leaving them on all the time and switching with the phantompwer supply... Besides this little inconvenience this kit is sure to become a studio must.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Review

      By techtotem

      from Gatineau, QC

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      Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

      I own these things since a couple of months. They sound good and the package have a good value. It come with cables and clamps. The toms microphones sound good, but you better get another microphone like the SM57 for the snare. The bass drum microphone get too much ambient sounds like steps from the people on stage. The cymbals microphones produce a bit of feedback but you can avoid them with an EQ.

       
      4.0

      Very clear and clean

      By RJLuc

      from Dresden Ohio

      Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

      I liked everything but the bass I had to work with since it picked up alot. too much in fact. Overall I wanted a clean clear sound that captured the natural sound of my drums and I got it with good value.

       
      5.0

      Good all around kit to build from

      By Dirtdude180

      from Princeton Junction, NJ

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      Comments about Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package:

      After my friend and I went on a "crazy" drum mic purchasing rampage, we quickly selected our favorites. This kit is used by us for decent home recordings, but probably is suited better for live sound. Anyway...The drum mic clips - they get alot of use, magicaly hold up (they seem to be very flimsy). We have used them with beta and sm 57s and they hold. They dont have that great a range for positioning.The pg52 - I guess its alright, much better then the cad or qkic or nady. We much prefer the beta52 though (and sometimes the d112).pg56- Actually they are quite good,they have a small profile and can take a few hits. Sometimes we use sm57s instead, I like these more though (for toms that is)pg81 - By far the best mics out of this kit, they are choice for overheads. They sound amazing and in my opinion MAKE THIS KIT WORTH THE EXTRA $$$ OVER THE SMALLER ONE.Just to note, we record local bands and do this more for a hobby then anything else (so we are careful with what we buy). This mic set is by far the best set untill you think about mics such as sm81's, md412's, beta52's, beta56's, etc. (Basically a $1200ish mic kit). If you can spend it, this pg pack will blow away "budget" mic packs. If you can't afford it, seriously consider buying a set of pg81s to compliment your cheaper mics. Also as a side note, its shure, so its quality. Never had a problem with any of these mics or any other shure mic we have owned.

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