thread: Classic SM57's
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Old 17th April 2006
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by Kestral
Yup, I have one of these too, a "Made in the USA" "Model SM 57" with "Unidyne III". It's definitely a lot better than the modern Mexican ones. I should know, I sold my Mexican one after A/Bing the two.
I have an older scratched up Unidyne 111 model sm57 that I got from a pawn shop in Chicago about 5 years ago.
On a testing day, I put a small marker dot on the grill cloth of my speaker cabinet, and played samples of guitar through that Unidyne 111 and then carefully swaping out a shiney new 57.....
Not a night and day difference, but a little less harsh in the mids, I liked it better.
The Unidyne 111 gets the 1st call now.