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.
I've used a couple of the 57 mods but it's been ages. I really oughta mod one of my 57's. Wish they'd have a good solve on the DYI stuffs so we could add stuffs like that & the C12 project. Meh, I can't imagine there's much demand. Might just have to add the C12 as is.