At the last reamping session I took this mic with me that I bought years ago as vocal mic when we still rehearsed in our drummers basement. Been having this thing for quite some time, and it doesn't get a lot of use these days so I figured I'd give it a shot. I was pretty surprised how well it made I must say! Pretty57-ish (sounds pretty similar in these mixes lol), but a bit smoother with stronger highmids and less highs. Since it's not a whole lot cheaper then the 57 I wouldnt say it's an alternative to be buyed instead of the good ol' one, but it adds a different flavour to the sounds you can get here's an example chain was TS > 6505+ > Randall RA412CV > e835s > Focusrite Saffire LE http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3961577/Mixes/Mago_6505+RandallRA412CVe835s.mp3 HP/LP only, I had the LP set pretty low (Ola-ish) cause I placed it a bit too straight on the cone. as reference to how the cab sounds, here's 2 other clips, one of the trustworthy 57&421 combo and one with all 3 mics. Had to boost the highs a bit in the 57&421 clip and carve out a bit (1 db with a medium q) in the low mids, but apart from that it's HP/LP only. 57&421 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3961577/Mixes/Mago_6505+RandallRA412CVSM57MD421.mp3 All 3 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3961577/Mixes/Mago_6505+RandallRA412CVSM57MD421e835s.mp3 835 was in the same spot as the 57. They also blend together pretty nice What do you think guys?