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New "Super" Fake SM57s Dynamic Microphones
Old 19th September 2009
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New "Super" Fake SM57s

Guys, I just bought a 57 off ebay from somebody with multiple mic transactions and 100% feedback rating. I think it might be a fake.
Reasons why:
1. The mic looks and smells (you know what I mean) new. Just comparing it to new 57 pictures from guitarcenter.com tells me it's fake. The shure on the grill on mine is slightly italicized and bold. the sm57 to the right of it is not bold unlike the gc 57.


2. The grill on mine does not rotate.
3. I borrowed a real 57 from a friend about a month ago and I recorded my snare and I compared that to my 57 I just got and his sounds so much better than mine. Mine is so harsh. I will post clips if you want.

Check out these other pictures and tell me what you think.







It looks legit except for those things I mentioned. As of right now I don't have access to a small scale so I can't weigh it. I will also try and borrow a 57 sometime to compare the two. Any help would be appreciated.
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