I bought an SM57 primarily to record electric guitars. I spent hours with several other microphones and never really got a sound I was happy with until I tried the SM57. It was the clear winner after multiple position and amp setting checks.
I also recorded some vocals with the SM57-- very versatile mic.
There's a reason why so many people say so many good things about this mic. It's only a $100! Can't go wrong.
Here is the dynamic mic I use both for the stage, the studio (depending on style).
Especially for brass, woodwinds, snare, guitar amp.
I use it for a long time and for a very long time. The feature I like most is its resistance to sound pressure and its very robust design.
A quality / good price. I buy quite regularly.
This is an extremely versatile microphone that can be found everywhere and it is "THE" reference microphone to have ...
By xanibo, 23/12/2013
Used for snare drum, guitar, vocals .... this is the most versatile microphone that I know.
It's been almost 6 months that I use daily, precise, solid, excellent quality / price ratio is a microphone that will never disappoint.
By -Livingroom-, 19/11/2013
Dynamic microphone, specialized in making his instrument, but I also saw on voice (joe strummer at the time, for example) is very strong. Great on guitar amps (albeit with a slight time filter effect can be felt, but done with, it has its charm!)
I know for a long time, seen on stages and in almost every studio! The value for money is excellent, and the choice again, yes, the same achtant a pair for stereo plugs! I have several other mics, but this is the only dynamic in my home studio, it enters a pretty crazy sound pressure!