Originally Posted by GearGeek
Thanks for your replies everyone. Well, I did the session today and it came out great. Nice big fat guitar sound. I know I should get a 57, I just have never been in a situation where I've needed it. (I don't record drums). But I guess for 60 bucks you can't go wrong. Thanks again!
I like the '57, too. (Also great for chunky/strummed acoustic rhythm steel string guitars, too.)
But if you got the sound you wanted with your 414, you're good to go. You can always experiment with a 57 later. (If you don't like it, do make sure it's not one that someone's kept in their hip pocket for the last 7 years or let his kid play with in the sandbox. People do the damnedest things with 57s... the trade shows with Shure reps banging nails into 2x4's with a 57 as a hammer are famous.)