I don't think he cared about what microphone they used so much. It's interesting that he had the engineers point the two amps right at each other and put the mics inbetween them for recording Loveless though. For more info read here... https://tapeop.com/interviews/26/my-bloody-valentine-1/more
Un 57, 57. So Shure but not Shure. I like the Albini quote. I gotta agree w/ Albini & Jim.
So yeah, like a 57 but nope. It's clearly made to the to fill the same role as a 57 so that tells ya a good bit. Worth mentioning there's way more low & low mids compared to a 57.
I'm not selling my 57's tho...or this guy(s). Two way different things- usually on snare drums here...& guitar cabs. Like everything it depends on the material. If I've gotta a crowded low-mid situation I might opt for a 57 if that fits.
Over all? Yeah, this mic performs better & is every bit as rugged as a 57. I've got 3 & have just beat the crap outta them for...I wanna say 7-8 years? Like 4-5 live shows a week for 5 years then 1-3 more years here. They look like I dropped them in a garbage disposal but they still work great.