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Our band's vocalist has an SM58 beta radio mic. This is now the third one he has used, The first got full of spit and sweat and the sound gradually deteriorated, so he replaced the head. When the same thing happened with the second, he intended to do the same but for £3 extra he could have a new body too, so replaced the whole thing. The first two gigs with this went fine but three out of the last four gigs, two songs from the end, the bottom end has dropped out, making him sound he was singing in a bucket! The second time it was through someone else's PA so it's not a mixer/PA problem. Had it back to the store he got it from, they put it on test for 8 hours without changing the batteries and can't find nothing wrong. Any suggestions or similar issues?

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  • thegoodmachi Oct 29, 2010

    Already tried that via the shop where it was purchased after it happened again after 30 minutes. The local Shure office were most unhelpful and basically said they don't go wrong in this manner! The next gig I swapped the head for the old one and no problems, apart from the fact it sounded a bit dull due to the problems mentioned in the original post, the removed Shure's suggestion it was suffering with interference . We have now ditched the Shure altogether and got a Line 6 radio mic and I have to say it is a league above the Shure and I would recommend to anyone planning to buy a radio mic!



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In my experience, the sure Radio stuf is not much cop unless you spend into the 600 mark and above. Their hardwired stuff like the 57,58s and beta range are bomb proof and are good workhorses.
I am personally a fan of the Senheiser ranges of radio stuff. Again, BOMB PROOF

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Contact your local Shure office. They will be able to help you troubleshoot and are most familiar with the product.

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