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TAB modded SM57 Advice Needed Dynamic Microphones
Old 27th December 2010
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TAB modded SM57 Advice Needed

I really like the sound of my SM7b on acoustic guitar, however noise is an issue 'cause the mic needs so much gain and the source material is usually fairly quiet

So the SM57 with TAB xformer mod is supposed to be SM7-like...

would it need as much gain as the SM7?

thanks in advance
Old 27th December 2010
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I really like the sound of my SM7b on acoustic guitar, however noise is an issue 'cause the mic needs so much gain and the source material is usually fairly quiet

So the SM57 with TAB xformer mod is supposed to be SM7-like...

would it need as much gain as the SM7?

thanks in advance
The TAB mod SM57 has a hotter output than the SM7B. In fact, I think the Stock SM57 has hotter output than the SM7B. Memory could be serving incorrectly. Anyway the TAB mod gives the microphone stronger output than stock in my experience.
Old 27th December 2010
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thanks adam

I see you're the people selling 'em, but the mercenary site quotes me almost $100 shipping to the UK

my answer to that is "hell no"

anyone selling these in the EU?
Old 27th December 2010
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and the mercenary audio eBay site quotes $45 shipped to europe

eh?

If someone from mercenary can hit me up with how to get one to the UK for the cheapest possible (i'm in no hurry)... that would be great!
Old 27th December 2010
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I have nothing to do with mercenary audio. The weakest link in the 57 is the transformer though. I think it would be a great mod for the thing. I also think that the stock transformer adds character a little distortion which makes the 57 sound so cool. I would just buy one and keep it stock.
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