Originally posted by markp
I have two SM 57s ,both bought at same time 10 years ago an one is dark sounding and one is brite.
Is this comon?
Do the pros out there have favorite 57 they go to?
Is there a Booteeck 57?
Thank you in advance.
That is what I have alway thought.Originally posted by MichaelK
Interesting... I've never experienced that. I have four, I think, purchased at various times over maybe a ten-year period and I always use the first one I grab. I find them to be pretty consistent. But I've never tried them as a stereo pair.
They're not so detailed to begin with, so I wouldn't expect to hear small variations that would be more clear in a finer mic. For that reason - that lack of detail that makes them perfect for some things - I can't think of a "boutique" 57. Maybe someone more experienced with different mics can suggest.
To your topic, yes they can go bad over time, use and/or abuse. They either sound good or they sound bad. Seems to be no in-between.Originally posted by markp
That is what I have alway thought.
I was actually kidding about the boutique 57s