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    Hi guys,

    Considering going ahead and buying a microphone for the mobile gigs. Ideally i'm going to get the Shure SM58 and be done with it all.


    Are microphones really that vital in a DJ's toolbox?

    Any other SM58 Killers out there for the same price or lower?

    All help is appreciated.

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    Wired or Wireless?

    SM58 is never a bad choice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sss18734 View Post
    Wired or Wireless?

    SM58 is never a bad choice...
    My question is are microphones REALLY essential?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart21har View Post
    My question is are microphones REALLY essential?
    If you mean weddings/funerals/birthdays etc ... then yes, even corporate events warrant having a microphone in your toolbox - not having one "just in case" in these circumstances (company raffle/speches etc) looks unprofessional even if you don't plan on doing any talking yourself.

    Word of warning though - Don't show anyone you have it unless you need to or you'll be expected to use it for every request.

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    i use a shure beta 58, with an sm58 for backup more expensive than the sm but the quality is leaps ahead, i also have a really old electrovoice pl95a, a cheap kam, and an old 50's vintage, i do think a mic is important, but then i play in open format clubs

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    For mobile gigs, a microphone is essential, yes. lol.

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    Alright guys. Didn't want to pay $100 for the SM-58 and found a super nice equivalent.

    The GLS audio ES-58 from SpeakerRepair.com seems to be an excellent buy for 30 bucks. Here's the link to the model I bought. The On/Off Switch doesn't cost any extra at all, which is fantastic.

    I'll test it and make a formal review sometime soon to let you guys know how it is. The Hyperlink at ES-58 leads directly to the product page.

    If you do buy yourself one, please mention my forum username here in the "Where have you heard of us" slot. I am in no way receiving incentives from this at all.


    Thanks guys
    Last edited by mart21har; 06-28-2012 at 12:09 AM. Reason: Added Link

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