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Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by nickwills, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. nickwills


    Dec 27, 2004
    Fort Worth, TX
    Anybody tried this mic out on bass?

    They say it makes it sound close to an sm7b, which I recorded with recently and liked.
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I haven't used it, but I will note that they tout the xformer upgrade as improving the high end response, and they say nothing about the low end. Really the only thing "wrong" with a bone-stock SM57 for bass is that it doesn't have a very deep low end response. If you're comfortable with the lows from a stock 57, then it sounds like (just from reading the Mercenary page) you wouldn't need the upgrade unless you wanted more highs.
  3. the_ruckus


    Dec 28, 2008
    I have done a lot of research about this mod. Honestly, the expanded mid and high range describes the characteristics of a sennheiser e835 (which I prefer over a 57 for guitar) It has all the tonal qualities of the 57 with much more cut.

    I'll use a pair of 57's on a rhythm guitar, and a pair of sennheisers on the lead. Excellent differentiation.
  4. nickwills


    Dec 27, 2004
    Fort Worth, TX

    I own a couple of e835 and like em, keep one of em in my gig bag in case I have to sing at a gig (Don't like sharing mics).
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