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I am looking to pick up another mic but don't want to spend mega money. I have used an SM58 in the past (standard as well as the UHF Radio Mic) and do think they are the dogs doodah's, but, I don't really want to spend upwards of a £100 on a back up.

 

I've heard some good things about Sennheiser and I was wondering if anyone has any other recommendations for a good sounding, solid mic, costing up to say £50 tops.

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I bought a JTS mike, looks just like an SM58, was about £45. It sounds good, not quite as good as my SM58 or my Beyer M260N, but good enough for backup which is why I got it. No idea what the model no is, it is packed away!

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I've heard some good stuff about JTS as well, especially their Radio Mics http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/thumbup.gif

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If you want a decent backup mic, try the behringers. Silly low price and ideal as a standby.

 

Tbone mics are great for the money too.

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WOOF!

 

Sorry, thought I'd wandered in on the Krufts Dog Show site there for a minute, with all this canine talk.

 

I've got a set of three Behringer Ultravoice XM1800S mics in their own foam lined plastic case for £25, which I use as "customer mics" in addition to my own SM58's. The mics each have an on-off switch, and are fine for lending out to Milred or Ethel for the Raffle, or to Dynamic Dave (he's a singer in a band yer know) for that sung tribute to the Bride and Groom, thereby keeping your trusty (and pricey) main microphone, nice and safe.

 

The XM1800s microphones dont come with leads though - which in a way is a good thing, as you're not paying an up-front/built-in price for say a 2 metre cable, when you might immediately have to ditch that, and buy a 5 metre one.

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Has anyone used the next Behringer model up, the XM8500?

 

Looks the spit of an SM58.

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Looks the spit of an SM58.

 

Any reference to Spit the Dog and I'll laugh my head off!!!!

SM58's are the canine conkers. http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html//emoticons/smile.gif

I've carried a back-up AKG D1200E (classic) since 1995 - I like the quality.

 

Just my 2d worth

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I find the XM8500 are sonically superior to the SM58 but suffer from slightly worse build quality but at the price they are, they're disposable. It's much easier to get £20 for a replacement at the end of the night when 'Metal God Wannabe' has thrown it around for the duration of their set.

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Cheers for the feedback, I think I am going to have a look at the Behringer XM8500, looks a good deal at £20 for a backup.

 

 

 

 

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