Fake Shure SM58's
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9 January 2013
I Recently bought 4 Shure Sm58's on Ebay on a buy it now. I emailed the seller before purchase asking if they were genuine new Shure SM58's. The seller said that the Wholesaleer he bought them from said they were genuine. When they arrived I checked them against a genuine Shure SM58 and I spotted that they were fakes straight away. The bag was an Inch shorter than the original microphone bag, the instructions were a lower print quality, and when you remove the grille from the microphone there is a sticker saying the wararnty will be invalid if removed. Genuine Shure Sm58's do not have this. Also the serial numbers on the boxes were all the same! I paid £65 per microphone but contacted the seller saying that they are fakes and that I was not happy, and that I wanted my money back. He did refund my money in full. Before you buy an SM58 on Ebay do a search on You tube for Fake SM58 guide and you will come across a few video's showing you what to look out for.
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