Question about Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Sm58 beta is totally dead

Hi we used the sm58 beta for the last 3 years and maybe 40 shows and a few weeks ago on our 13th date of a tour it went totally dead....any ideas??? thanks

Posted by on

  • david jenkins Nov 08, 2008

    Same problem - no warning - both my beta SM 58 and ordinary SM 58 have gone the same way - both relatively new with ordinary use.


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,512 Answers

Hi djmalatesta

One could go all superstitious and suggest that it was just bad luck!! It is unusual for one of these industry standard mics to just stop. The most likely cause is the capsule has gone open circuit. you could check this with the 1k range on a multimeter by unscrewing the wind shield and measuring across the . connections to the capsule. If the capsule measures ok, it may be the wiring to the XLR socket at the base of the mic, the switch getting to there. Either way, it can be fixed. Can you meter out the capsule and report back to me what you found?

I am more than happy to answer any other questions you may have about it, please get back to me here, or use the ASK function to go straight to me :) If you are still unsure, have problems, or we need to look at the situation more deeply, then before you give a rating for this advice, hit the ASK button Thanks for using FixYa, If you consider the advice I have given you as sound, a FixYa rating is a great reward for my efforts to help you. Cheers.

regards robotek

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do you unmute the Beta 87A wireless microphone

Look at the manual, the Beta 87A can be mounted on several shure microphone series. The shure web site has manuals for free.

Jan 06, 2014 | Shure Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer


I'm missing something here...Shure LX is wireless system with option of SM58 head...Beta 58A is a corded mic???

Owners manual...

Feb 05, 2013 | Shure LX-2 With SM58 Professional...

1 Answer

My shure sm58 beta wireless microphone has a very loud popping noise during it's on.

Try calling Shure at 800-516-2525. They are experts on their products and can help you troubleshoot. It's nearly impossible impossible to diagnose this in a forum.

Dec 13, 2012 | Shure PGX-2 Wireless Handheld Microphone...

1 Answer

I have a shure sm58 Beta that worked fine at my last gig but when I went to reuse it at last nights gig did not work at all, luckily I carry a spare.I hadn't dropped it so can't understand what had...

The possibility to create a problem with the phantom power is out of te question. The phantom power power CAN NOT harm any dynamic mic. Check the connectors and try with another cable.Make all the tests at low volume settings.

In case of a problem or clarification or further details needed, don't hesitate to post me a reply before rejecting my answer.
If you are satisfied, rate my solution with the "thumbs" or (even better) add a testimonial.

Thanks and regards
Please kindly rate this solution
direct fixya link:

May 15, 2011 | Shure Beta 58A Professional Microphone

1 Answer

Hi i have this system 2X Shure LX4 Wireless MARCAD Receiver + SM58 Microphone can i buy seperate SM58 MICROPHONE to use in this system? thx. mike

The LX series was discontinued by Shure several years ago. They no longer have any new transmitters that would work with your receiver. You could look for a used transmitter, but it would need to be on the exact same frequency as your receiver. That will not be easy to find.

Dec 20, 2010 | Shure LX-2 With SM58 Professional...

1 Answer

Shure SM58 Ticking Noise

Try turning off the phantom power required to use for the v67. Check connections on the 58 by removing the connector where the xlr connects, and making sure that's looks good. hope this helps.

Feb 25, 2010 | Shure SM58 Professional Microphone

1 Answer

Receiver for sure beta sm58 only recieves signal within 2"

check all connections, maybe a bad bnc or a crushed cable...if all looks well use a multimeter to check continuity, also check to see if 12 V dc is on the inner conductor. I have seen this prob, it most likely relates to a bad surface mount resistor in the unit.

Jun 23, 2009 | Shure Beta 58A Professional Microphone

1 Answer

Trying to open my Shure sm58 beta

About half way up the body you will see a seam. The body with the cartridge and wind screen separates from the bottom half of the body at that juncture. You have to unscrew one from the other. You will see wires that have to be unsoldered. Make note of where they were soldered and do the same thing for both the mike with the dead cartridge and the mike with the good cartridge. Swap straight across and you're done. Hope this helps.

May 30, 2009 | Shure (LX287CC) Professional Microphone

Not finding what you are looking for?
Audio Players & Recorders Logo

Related Topics:

211 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audio Players & Recorders Experts


Level 3 Expert

100340 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4706 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

71126 Answers

Are you an Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides