microphone ?

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microphone ?

Postby birddog » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:37 pm

Can anybody tell me how a Shure PE588 will for as a harp mic. Just pushed the button on one for $28.00
Not a lot lost if not, I think they were pretty popular long ago and may have had that model before but can't really remember.

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Re: microphone ?

Postby MakaInOz » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:39 am

I've never used one, but PE588s are sometimes described as 'ideal harmonica mic' or 'world's best harmonica mic'. So somebody obviously thinks they're good harp mics! I can't see that they'd be vastly different from any other vocal mic, but that's just an opinion based on the tech specs.
http://www.shure.com/stellent/groups/pu ... 588_ug.pdf

I sometimes use a SM-58 clone for a clean sound and I imagine the PE588 would not be hugely different, even though it is Hi Z. YMMV!
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