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How to tell a real Shure 57/58 from fakes
Catmosphere 
3/8/08 3:32:18 PM
Guru

I have had conflicting converstaions about what is a real Shure mic and what is a fake.

I was thinking about buying a couple off eBay from a particular supplier and a comment was made by someone that they could tell they were the real ones because of some mark inside the base that proved they were made in Mexico.

Mexico confused me a bit because with a name like Shure I thought they were European.

Can I get some trustworthy education from the atomic audio intelligentsia?

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confined 
3/8/08 3:48:51 PM
Immortal

From what I can see Shure is a USA company, and their microphones were originally manufactured in the US. They moved their plant to Mexico in the '90's, so all the microphones since will have been (obviously) manufactured in Mexico and not in the US.

As for determining a fake from a real one - I can't help you there, so good luck.

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datafast69 
3/8/08 4:17:00 PM
Guru

Only way to safe guard ones self in a situation like this is to buy from a reputable outlet, so you have an avenue for exchange of refund if you get a Shure that is not the real McCoy/Shure :D


Edited by datafast69: 3/8/2008 4:17:20 PM

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Catmosphere 
3/8/08 4:54:43 PM
Guru

Price difference is 50% (or more with the current $1 diff) - which almost makes it worth the risk if I'm careful.

My friend at work has had (what he thinks is) a good experience buying online.

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-80 
3/8/08 6:25:25 PM
Banned

Buy a second hand one!

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Squidy 
3/8/08 7:40:34 PM
Hero
Colossus


Turns out the Mexican ones are real, however Ebay has been flooded with a whole batch of fakes.

Your friend at work... Ask them if the box says SM57-LC or SM57-LCE

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nitro.vo 
3/8/08 7:58:45 PM
Hero
Immortal


I got a 2nd hand one for $50.

I only assume it's real.

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-80 
3/8/08 10:31:50 PM
Banned

Quote by nitro.vo
I got a 2nd hand one for $50.

I only assume it's real.


The real old ones must be.

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ghost in the shell 
5/8/08 1:20:51 AM
Guru

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-much-gear-so-little-time/144385-fake-shure-sm57s-including-pics

I really don't know how fast they work in updating fake copies but i'd say the above thread is a pretty good indication of most fakes for SM57's.

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Squidy 
5/8/08 2:16:26 AM
Hero
Colossus


Quote by ghost in the shell
http://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-much-gear-so-little-time/144385-fake-shure-sm57s-including-pics

I really don't know how fast they work in updating fake copies but i'd say the above thread is a pretty good indication of most fakes for SM57's.





That guy is way off in a few areas. He says one of them is fake because it says LC on the box and came with the cable... That's an official product. Some come with the cable, some don't. He's said "well, mine didn't come with a cable, so that one must be fake"

Also, in the first pic he's showing pics of how raised the cage is. Shure have changed their standards in this a few times over production so some may just be a year or so older, doesn't mean they're fake.

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Statik X 
8/8/08 6:18:29 PM
Champion

got mine directly from shure, had the extra money to spend. best sets ever!

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-80 
9/8/08 12:10:06 AM
Banned

Quote by Statik X
got mine directly from shure, had the extra money to spend. best sets ever!



Are you shure?

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