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  • Mic Question?

    Anybody here got any input on the Shure Super 55?

    There is one floating around here for sale and I want to know how it compares to the Beta 58 that I use.

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  • #2

    not as good rejection as the beta 58

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    • #3
      Got one and use it rarely (we bought it 20 years ago for an Elvis act). It seemed to work OK. It doesn't sound anything like the 58 series of mics (even though the capsule is the same). IMO it's a slight step down in audio quality and rejection but if the visual is worth the sacrifice then go for it.
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      • dbMontana
        dbMontana commented
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        I mixed a band that used one last week and it was extremely hard to ring out its monitor.  I ended up having to cut so much it sounded empty.  So I guess I agree with the others.  Looked retro though.


    • #4
      If you need a retro looking mic, the Heil unit seems to get good reviews. Believe it uses the pr22 capsule.

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      • bigjd
        bigjd commented
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        Thank you for all of your replys.

        Gonna look else where. Just wanting to try something new out. Been using the same Beta 58 for 11yrs,guess thats a good indicator that I've probably got the right tool.


    • #5

      Funny you mentioned this.

      I have to provide sound for this Frank Sinatra guy in December for a  Christmas party for one hour.

      He uses that mic

      He is coming in on a plane and their is no big band so I am assuming he is going to use

      canned music through the system.  

      I hope he leaves mic back at home as well

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZeTRyWfuUE

       

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      • Unalaska
        Unalaska commented
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        The question is, what are some cool looking alternatives to the 55?

      • Marko
        Marko commented
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        Pro Sound Guy wrote:

        Funny you mentioned this.

        I have to provide sound for this Frank Sinatra guy in December for a  Christmas party for one hour.

        He uses that mic

        He is coming in on a plane and their is no big band so I am assuming he is going to use

        canned music through the system.  

        I hope he leaves mic back at home as well

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZeTRyWfuUE

         


        Ha, that guys pretty good!  


    • #6
      Good question.
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      • #7
        There is a company called Mutantmics that remove capsules from most any mic and remount them in a retro body. This of course does not ensure a good mic but it might be what you need,

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        • #8
          Still want the performance of the one I have. After using it for so many years just looking at other stuff.
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          • Dogoth
            Dogoth commented
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            bigjd wrote:
            Still want the performance of the one I have. After using it for so many years just looking at other stuff.

            One big factor in what makes a mic sound the way it does is the body (that's why they don't make mics that look like the 55 anymore (except for that retro LOOK)). That's also why there are such similaraties between most modern mics. There are probably less than a dozen shape variations depending on application. Just like most planes have wings.........

            This is also why "cupping" the mic makes it sound & behave like kaka (you've just changed the shape of the body near the capsule).

            My .02



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