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Shure Beta 56Item ID: Beta56
Dynamic Supercardioid Microphone with Response Tailored to Drums and Instruments
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The Beta Series
The durable Beta 56 was specifically built to handle drums and instruments, with a compact, pivoting design that makes it a great choice for positioning in tight spots. It's die-cast case, hardened steel grille and integral locking stand adapter make the Beta 56 ideal for years of use.
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James, Phoenix, AZ
Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
Great For Country/Blues Guitars!
by KTwanger from Spokane, WaI was looking for a good, durable and affordable microphone to put in front of my Fender HRD to upgrade my sm57. First I looked at the Sennheiser e609 and it just didn't deliver the sound like I wante... read more [+]d no matter where I mic'd it. I asked around and found this, but I couldn't find any samples for guitar amps but I decided to try it because I love Shure Beta products....and I was completely blown away! It accurately captured and articulated what I heard coming out of the speakers, even more so than the sm57 I've been using for years. yeah it's about $50 more then the e609, but if you want something road-ready and of great quality, pick this baby up! close [-]
May 29, 2012
Music Background: Pro/Hack Musician
Great for miking snares
by Warren Henry from Harlem NYCIf you don't like tweaking a SM57 to death to find the sweet spot then this is the mic to buy. I record drums ALOT!!!!!! and really was looking for a snare mic that didn't require a ridiculous amount ... read more [+]of eq. I discovered this mic after watching a particular drummer perform with it at the Modern Drummer 2005 weekend. Have used it ever since with great results. close [-]
September 11, 2006
Music Background: Pro Musician
A bit clumsy
by Benjamin L Backus from Chandler, AZThis microphone sounds a bit like a beta 57a. Soundwise, there are no complaints, but the design is really poor. It is difficult to get the microphone on some mic stands, the tightening knob for the... read more [+] tilt angle become worthless after about a year, and the take up so much space. There have been so many improvements and miniturizations in drum microphones, it just makes this one seem a bit archaic. close [-]
July 1, 2005
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