", LiveAbout uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience and for our. You could say it’s a singer’s best friend. What's the Difference Between the SM58 and the Beta58A? The genuine Shure bag is 10" long (and contains the brass thread Full sound. And the supercardioid pattern works harder to isolate your sound from every other source in the air.

current fakesThe newer fakes are getting "better". I wont go into all of the paperwork, but a glance at the front page of And the supercardioid pattern works harder to isolate your sound from every other source in the air. same on both). At first glance it looks the same, but the first thing I noticed was that it didn’t weigh as much as the original I … When I used it I found the quality different from youtube videos. (117 KB), 1 - A25D Adjustable Stand Adapter, 1 - 95A2050 5/8” to 3/8” (Euro) Thread Adapter, 1 - 26A21 Storage Bag. On the fake box, the colour registration of the printing is On fake SM58, you'll find a "CAUTION" sticker wrapped around the capsule head. The centre band on the shield.The fake one is shiny, the real (Both are Most fake microphones will not have these markings, and instead, will have some sort of connector branding logo or, more commonly, no markings at all. But

The gauze.On the real SM58 the gauze is semi-matt, and looks

There may be other versions of the fake one. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is.

Considering the abundance of fakes, not sure why people skimp for 30 bucks and risk on something that will last forever. A flat lip is a telltale sign of a fake microphone; the authentic SM58 will have a rounded edge.Look at the capsule on the top of the microphone.

On the fake SM58 there is a caution sticker. adapter). And if it's fake, should I file a dispute in eBay while I still can? You should be able to open a not-as-described claim. Is my shure sm58 fake or real?

identical on both. I know that Shure is reluctant to provide specific guidelines for spotting a fake, since they feel that doing so could enable the manufacture of "better" counterfeit mics (and they're probably right -- although there's nothing stopping the counterfeiters from purchasing a legit mic on the open market to use as a prototype). On the genuine Shure bag, the outline of the lettering can be seen 3. Also, some fake SM58 come with a switch attached; the model number should read SM58S. Fake microphones tend not to include all of these accessories; most obviously missing is the warranty card and cable tie. which is absent on the fake. Full sound. way out. Shure replied to me today that based on the description of the colors of the mic: red and black that it's fake. For more information, please visit shure.com/prop65 open_in_new. I made some research and heard about the possibility of it being fake, what worries me the most is the U of the logo is different on one shown in … “pout (sic) la voix”. The brightened midrange and bass roll-off give lead and background vocals a mighty presence in the mix. The brightened midrange and bass roll-off give lead and background vocals a mighty presence in the mix. PAG/NAG is a concept that can be used to determine if a sound reinforcement system can produce enough gain to provide an optimal listening experience before causing feedback. If it's missing or misspelled ("SURE") it is likely a fake. Occasionally, we receive enquiries from customers who are either unsure they have purchased genuine items, or simply concerned prior to purchase. On the fake SM58 On the older fakes there was no contour on that band. The fake one here is of the You could say it’s a singer’s best friend. ). These will be omitted on the counterfeit mics. With a classic, timeless sound that is both rich and clear, the SM58 is the vocal microphone of choice for legends and contemporary performers alike. Product Details. A Gold Supporters see zero ads! 1. Genuine microphones will have a quality control stamp in red lettering.

That does not appear on the fake.

Note also that the fake one has an added label which is light grey, Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by UnkaRick, Jul 2, 2009.

Shure, like many manufacturers, adheres to a Minimum Advertised Price policy. Examine the bottom of the windscreen; on the metal ring that goes around the thread, you'll notice a lip. I was sent a fake Shure Beta 58A after winnig an eBay auction. The WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm www.P65warnings.ca.gov open_in_new. On a 58, unscrew the windscreen. Also, the bag will be of low quality — on the original Shure bags (which are indeed made in China), you should be able to feel the embossed Shure logo. If the box includes a cable but isn't labeled with the proper model number, then you may have a fake mic. PVC). On the genuine microphones, these are yellow and green colored, and on many fakes, they've followed this color scheme; however, if they're a different color, chances are you're looking at a fake.Now, look at the circuit board on the lower half. is grey.

On the The brightened midrange and bass roll-off give lead and background vocals a mighty presence in the mix. Thats the only way to be 100% certain.

I was sent a fake Shure Beta 58A after winnig an eBay auction. SM58 the "gap" is wider as the edges are very slightly rounded. one is semi-matt.On the older fakes this band was 1mm wider than the The fake is a poor photocopy. The hardened steel mesh grille stands up to some of the roughest sweat drips, mic drops and van rides, without so much as a dent to show for it. For decades, the BETA® 58A has been through the ringer, pushing voice to the limit on the biggest stages in the world. sharper and less bold than on the fake one. Note also that the real one includes a thread adapter (and it really (The "SHURE" lettering is … ©2013 Rodney Neep All Rights Reserved. A sticker is common on SM57 microphones, but look carefully at the font and the type spacing — on fakes, it'll be a little wider spacing and a much smaller font.On both microphones, fake microphones will weigh noticeably less than authentic mics. For decades, the BETA® 58A has been through the wringer, pushing voice to the forefront on the biggest stages in the world. The neodymium magnet provides higher output levels, so your sound is clear - and everything else stays in the background. This is absent on the fake bag. You could say it’s a singer’s best friend. Lettering on the body.On the real SM58 the lettering "SM58" is