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Reed TrillerJul 09, 2009 10:31 AM GMT
Anyone here ever try this model?
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I used to use the hi-z sometimes that had the cable hard wired into the mike and Paul Oscher also used one at one time. The one I had, I rewired it to take a screw on connector setup like the old JT30's and shure 585's.
Great mic. Paul Butterfield used 545s. My fravorite mic these days is a 545 Ultimate which is a custom modification by Greg Heumann of Blows Me Away Productions. The Ultimate is so much easier to handle because it's lighter and shorter. The Shure 545 sounds good through a PA or an amp. Great harmonica mic. I think the SD has an on/off switch, which is a nice feature.
You're right John. I use the Shure 545SD mics and they do have an on/off switch. Great tone from those mics. I prefer them over a bullet mic these days.
i misread Ray's post. I don't know anything about the Shure 515. But I like the 545.
I hear a lot about the Shure 55,57,etc but I was just wondering about this one because I happened to see an ad for someone selling 4 of the 515 SD`s along with a basic PA for $50
Joe said "FYI, high impedance microphones is what you should be using for harmonica."
Joe, this really isn't true for all harp players - this is true for players playing into a guitar/harp amp. Many players prefer low impedance mics because they routinely hook up to wireless rigs, or straight into the PA.
Both low impedance and high impedance mics work fine for harp - there is no inherent difference or advantage in tone or feedback. However it is important that the impedance of the mic match the impedance of the amp. If the mic is low and the amp is high (as is the case, say, with an SM57 into a guitar/harp amp) or vice versa then an impedance matching transformer should be used.
Nothing wrong with going direct into the board. i did it last night. These days, i use low Z mics. When I go into my amp, I use a rat tail transformer. I'm not a bullet mic guy. But, when I did use bullet mics (years ago), I would just plug the mic into the 1/4" input on the PA board. No big deal.
I have a 515sac and it is a sweet mic. I get great tone from high end to low end. It would always be a great back up if you pick up something nicer, but will completely work for you now.