What Kind Of Mic Should I Get?
Guitar34
Aug 5 2007, 08:16 AM
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I was thinking about getting a microphone but im not sure wich is the best and i would like it to be kind of not expensive because i'm broke! (BUT HEY, IM ONLY 11 AND I SAVE UP FROM MY BIRTHDAY! smile.gif ) but I like to sing (dont make fun of me) and i think its easy to sing and play my guitar at the same time! sad.gif but i have trouble singing over it and i turn it down but who want's to rock out with pretty much no volume? So if anyone knows about a good microphone please show me wich is best!


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spdalton
Aug 5 2007, 12:04 PM
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The Sure SM58 you can't go wrong with. As indestructible as you could need for a mic, decent quality for practicing and won't break the bank.
http://www.zzounds.com/item--SHUSM58
It's quite expensive from there, but you can probably pick one up second hand cheaply on ebay. Although if it is too much then you could also get http://www.zzounds.com/item--SHUPG58 which is a cheaper model.

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Aug 5 2007, 11:06 PM
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+1 for the Shure SM 58 (or a 57) for a great general purpose first mic. Used 58s for years in gigs and they are a good, all round, solid, good quality mic.

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+1 for SM-58

But if you are on a tight budget I'm guessing the MS-58 could be for you, yes you heard me MS-58 laugh.gif

Fame MS-58

I think they make descent stuff. I got a Fame 4x12 cabinet with Celestion Vintage 30's in it and it sounds just great!

MS-58... I wonder where they get all their ideas from laugh.gif

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For recording/putting through a pa vocals the SM58 is the default for just about everyone.

For recording amps/drums the SM57 is apparently better although its not as good as recording vocals with.

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I haven't heard this or anything but the reviews say it's awesome. Its a USB mic for your computer, so you don't have to have another amp, just plug it in and turn up your comp speakers,

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NADY-USB-24M-USB-Microp...bayphotohosting


So, not sure if you have another amp to use already, but this could be a cheaper option for you if your just playing by yourself.

Blue has one called the SNOWBALL which I'm really thinking of trying out. It's $100 Cdn on ebay plus shipping though...



Now I have a question. I DO have another amp to use (my Peavey Rage 158) is there a good mic that uses
the 1/4" phono plug? or are most of them the 3 prong plugs? Or maybe should I just go with the USB mic?

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QUOTE (Sircraigery @ Aug 5 2007, 07:40 PM) *
I haven't heard this or anything but the reviews say it's awesome. Its a USB mic for your computer, so you don't have to have another amp, just plug it in and turn up your comp speakers,

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NADY-USB-24M-USB-Microp...bayphotohosting
So, not sure if you have another amp to use already, but this could be a cheaper option for you if your just playing by yourself.

Blue has one called the SNOWBALL which I'm really thinking of trying out. It's $100 Cdn on ebay plus shipping though...
Now I have a question. I DO have another amp to use (my Peavey Rage 158) is there a good mic that uses
the 1/4" phono plug? or are most of them the 3 prong plugs? Or maybe should I just go with the USB mic?


Thank you so much i thinki might get this 1!


Thank You All for Helping Me out !!!!!!!!

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QUOTE (Guitar34 @ Aug 6 2007, 03:59 AM) *
Thank you so much i thinki might get this 1!
Thank You All for Helping Me out !!!!!!!!



Check out GuitarCenter.com as the SM58 is only 99.99 compared to 129.99 @ ZZounds

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Saoirse O'Shea
Aug 6 2007, 11:21 AM
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QUOTE (Sircraigery @ Aug 6 2007, 03:40 AM) *
I haven't heard this or anything but the reviews say it's awesome. Its a USB mic for your computer, so you don't have to have another amp, just plug it in and turn up your comp speakers,

http://cgi.ebay.ca/NADY-USB-24M-USB-Microp...bayphotohosting
So, not sure if you have another amp to use already, but this could be a cheaper option for you if your just playing by yourself.

Blue has one called the SNOWBALL which I'm really thinking of trying out. It's $100 Cdn on ebay plus shipping though...
Now I have a question. I DO have another amp to use (my Peavey Rage 158) is there a good mic that uses
the 1/4" phono plug? or are most of them the 3 prong plugs? Or maybe should I just go with the USB mic?


Or get an XLR (3 prongs) to 1/4 inch lead... Can't say I've ever come across a pro quality mic that wasn't xlr but haven't yet seen/used the USBs.

One important bit for the Blue - it really needs a shockmount, and this is true of most mics. A Blue shock will probably cost around another 50USD.

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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Nad...Free?sku=277174

Check this deal out! Buy one Nady and get 2 free. The very well reviewed and apparently comparable (better in some cases) to the SM58's. 19.99

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