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Mic-Shootout: T-Bone MB75 vs. Shure SM57

Discussion in 'Backline' started by HvO, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. HvO

    HvO Member

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    Hi,
    before I bought my SM57 I've got only a cheap Copy from Thomann (T-Bone MB75 / 33,- EUR). Today I have made a quick comparison between this two mics. I reamped a short riff through my peavey 6505 (EMG81 > OD-9 > Peavey 6505 > Mesa Stiletto 4x12 // same speaker, same mic position, NO post processing.)


    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5645638/recording/t_vs_s.mp3
    (first sample: t.bone // second: shure)


    You can hear, the shure has more low-end and smoother hi-mids. I like it more than the Copy and i am happy with it :)
    But i think, you can also get good results with a MB75.


    What do you think about this comparison and maybe about the tone?!?


    HvO
     
  2. AllanD

    AllanD boom tap boom-boom tap

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    I actually really liked the way the MB sounded. They'd probably sound really good blended.
     
  3. RLab

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    Clearly, the 57 got more BALLZ :D Thanks for the comparison !
     
  4. ahjteam

    ahjteam Anssi Tenhunen

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    I once tried A/B testing them on snare, they sound pretty much identical in context. mic positioning makes a lot bigger influence to the sound.
     
  5. Robert W

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    In this particular instance, it seemed that the 57 had a little more articulation than the T-Bone.
     
  6. Robert W

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    Lol, why is your avatar compelling me towards Total War?
     
  7. MetalJonesy

    MetalJonesy more metal, more booze!!!

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    well im very impressed by that MB75!! Slightly different, but in a very very good way, i may have to pick up a couple!!
     
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    were both tracks re amp tracks or was one the original?
     
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    The main difference is about 6db more 4.3khz for the mb75
     
  10. Ola Englund

    Ola Englund Only gay in the village

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    hmmm might just snag one of those t-bones next time I make a thomann order.
     
  11. HvO

    HvO Member

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    hey, thanks for your replies!

    both tracks were reamped.



    The SM57 have that Bottom what I've missed before with the MB75.
    I think the difference is huge in the low-end! Don't compare it through your laptop speakers ;)




    edit:

    ... what do you think about the guitar-tone?
     
  12. nialldoran

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    ive always feared those copys but they definatly sound like they could be usefull, tones nice too man :) no chance of a lead guitar comparision? ;)
     
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    Wow, I Actually think the Tbone sounds smoother.
     
  14. guitarguru777

    guitarguru777 Member

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    Who makes these and are they only available through Thomman? I have looked on the net but cant find any info on them other then whats on the Thomman site.

    EDIT: Well it looks like shipped these with run $79 to the US.....hmmm
     
  15. Ashgarth

    Ashgarth Jordi Vaquero

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    For 31€...

    I'll just get one next week when I make an order haha
     
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    Maybe some EQing and you got a nice mic there
     
  17. ~BURNY~

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    I have one for ages.
    Under a nice thick layer of dust.
     

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