Shure Beta 56 Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
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from Spokane, Wa
May 29, 2012Music Background:
Great For Country/Blues Guitars!I 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 wanted 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!
from Harlem NYC
September 11, 2006Music Background:
Great for miking snaresIf 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 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.
Benjamin L Backus
from Chandler, AZ
July 1, 2005
A bit clumsyThis 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 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.