HOW TO SPOT A FAKE SHURE MICROPHONE

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SHURE ARE A LEADING MANUFACTURER OF MICROPHONES, AND AS SUCH, ARE PRONE TO COPYING, just like expensive watches etc.

A SIMPLE METHOD OF CHECKING BEFORE PARTING WITH YOUR MONEY IS TO ASK THE SELLER TO EMAIL SOME DECENT PICTURES OF THE MICROPHONE CAPSULE UNDER THE MESH HEAD which simply unscrews.  THE POPULAR CLONES ARE SM 58,  SM 57, AND SM 87 beta. 57'S AND 58'S HAVE A NARROW BAND OF PERFORATED ALLOY (SILVER COLOURED) UNDER THE CAPSULE WHERE IT ATTACHES TO THE MIKE BODY. ON COPIES, THE CAPSULE IS GENERALLY BONDED IN WITHOUT THE PERFORATED RING.

ON SM 87 BETA'S ITS EASIER TO SPOT A FAKE.- ON THE GENUINE ARTICAL, THE CAPSULE IS SUSPENDED ON THREE PRONGS, IN A RUBBER MOUNT TO SHOCKPROOF. COPIES ARE USUALLY JUST BONDED IN

IF A SELLER REFUSES TO, OR GIVES A LAME EXCUSE NOT TO, SEND A PICTURE OF THE INSERT,      WALK AWAY. ITS A FAKE. ITS WORTH VISITING MANUFACTURES WEB SITES FOR DETAILED INFO ON MIKES. MANY HAVE GOOD PICTURES SHOWING THE INSIDE OF THE MIKE

THE SAME APPLIES TO OTHER MANUFACTURES TOO. TAKE CARE BEFORE YOU BUY!!!!!

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