Yes.....you can break an SM57

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  1. BMiller

    BMiller New Member

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    Yes.....it is possible to break an SM57.

    From a height of less than 4 feet, my wife dropped one on a ceramic floor. It broke the plastic top off and somehow destroyed the element. Broke broke.....I put it back together but it's broke.

    Cool thing....she didn't have an issue with me just ordering a new one. Sure, I could order parts to repair it....but I just don't have the time. New mic day coming soon!!!
     
  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    ^^^ Proof that the mic drop fad is bad! ^^^
     
  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    What happened to SM 1 - 56?!;)
     
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  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    As someone who owned a project studio for years, I can attest that yes it is possible to break a SM57.... they also have a way of disappearing. :mad:




    There should be a law.
     
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  5. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    That's why I went with an NT-1 instead of the SM57 - I didn't think I could follow the story w/o catching up. Who has time for that?
     
  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    I had a rat problem at my old studio in Chicago, that’s why I’ll never let a RodeNT in my mic locker.
     
  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    That excuse seems a bit MICkey Mouse to me...
     
  8. Jkater

    Jkater New Member

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    Ha ha ha good one.
     
  9. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    The one I had years ago disintegrated. The metal tube part cracked in multiple places and fell apart. I guess there was some kind of flaw in the metal.

    Still worked, though. I had it held together with duct tape.
     
  10. Glennyj

    Glennyj New Member

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    I have a 58 that is older than dirt. I have used to bang in nails for stage banners. It still works.
    I am putting my studio back together. Does anyone have any experience with the Neuman TLM193?
    I used to have some BLUE mics. I liked them.
     
  11. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    The end of my SM57 was chewed-up by a teething puppy. Still works great.
     
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  12. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    I think 58’s are more durable.
     

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