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danickstr

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I broke my SM57 body
« on: August 25, 2008, 04:52:41 pm »

I was trying to avoid having to boil my SM57 lower body to remove a transformer, since I just ordered Oliver's tranny from Mercenary, and of course I got a bit heavy-handed and the crummy pot-metal crumbled into pieces.

I also yanked on the wires and tore them off, but no big deal, since I am replacing that xformer.

Is there a place that sells parts, or in my case, lower bodies, or should I just call Shure?
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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008, 11:45:46 pm »

Shure is pretty good and reasonable about fixing their stuff.
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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 01:06:18 am »

Why didn't you just follow our carefully posted instructions?

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danickstr

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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 10:42:12 am »

I thought I could cowboy it  Rolling Eyes
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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 02:40:12 pm »

For those of you who have now learned a valuable lesson:

http://recforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/m/111756/6490/?sr ch=57+mod#msg_111756
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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 02:47:48 pm »

One thing you could do is buy a R
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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2008, 12:11:37 am »

compasspnt wrote on Tue, 26 August 2008 00:06

Why didn't you just follow our carefully posted instructions?




That was funny, thanks.
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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2008, 03:13:21 pm »

I've probably got one you can have!   If it's just the basic SM-57 body, dark gray, with the tranny inside the "goop".  I'll look in my boneyard of "stuff ya' might use or need someday".  PM me if you want.

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danickstr

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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 10:49:51 pm »

I went to a state music camp as a kid in Macomb.  Back in the day.  I still have the picture somewhere.  Had a crush on a girl of course. I was a hormonal 15 yrs.

Thanks for offering to help.  I will send info.
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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2008, 12:52:09 pm »

I had a broken in half one too    Laughing


I bought a used dead sm57 for $1 on ebay and swapped it out (after removing its trani)
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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2008, 07:29:43 pm »

Quote:

For those of you who have now learned a valuable lesson:

http://recforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/m/111756/6490/?sr ch=57+mod#msg_111756


The thread that will not die. Heh.

I still use mine for bottom of snare just about every time I track drums (and haven't mic'd a hi-hat in three years).

How the heck do you break an SM57 body? They seem almost indestructable.

-Lance
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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2008, 12:04:34 am »

One day, in the hot sun, on a dusty roof, you finally hit one too many nails.
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danickstr

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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2008, 02:10:32 pm »

I confess, it is a handy toolbelt item.  

I broke mine at the thread ring, by bending the screwdriver too hard, apparently, while digging the goo-encrusted tranny from its sticky resting place.
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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2008, 09:35:32 pm »

Being totally ignorant I have to ask a dumb question--rather than remove the transformer from the SM57/58, why not just get the SM48 which doesn't have a transformer anyway? Oh, and it cost half as much as the others. Confused
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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2008, 11:59:27 pm »

I had never heard of it until now.
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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2008, 12:09:59 am »

Interesting.

I will look inside one f my 48's tomorrow.

Didn't know that was the difference.

Fig?
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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2008, 06:10:27 am »

jowillie wrote on Tue, 04 November 2008 02:35

Being totally ignorant I have to ask a dumb question--rather than remove the transformer from the SM57/58, why not just get the SM48 which doesn't have a transformer anyway? Oh, and it cost half as much as the others. Confused




It is not the same cartridge.


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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2008, 07:05:24 pm »

Hmm, i wasn't aware of the 48 but it's of interest to me- I have an old (70's or early 80's) sm57 cartridge with no body to put it in.  Maybe I'll get a 48 & one of Oliver's trannys & bring it back to life.

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Re: I broke my SM57 body
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2008, 08:38:17 pm »

Oliver's 57/58 transformer (also can work on many other dynamics) is really nice.
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