The funny thing is, while the SM58 is your run-of-the mill stage vocal microphone (which might be used on other things as well in times of need), the SM57 still seems to be one of the standard choices for guitar amps and snare drums, and in this realm is also found in recording studios next to the Brauners and Neumanns. There are a few things you might try for fun with SM57s, like miking an entire drum kit with four of them. You get a very punchy sound which saves you the compressor, the EQ and even works well on small playback systems without proper low-end reproduction. Rainer ________________________________ Von: Krispen Hartung [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Gesendet: Samstag, 12. Mai 2007 04:24 An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com Betreff: Re: microphone That's what I thought, but when I introduced the topic to a music store owner and sound engineer I know, he said the good ol' SM57s still sell better and are more popular. He didn't particular like the newer Beta models. The old Sures are just work horses. For me it's either an SM57/58, or jump to a $400+ microphone.