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Dick Rees
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An SM57 or 58 is not capable of capturing the sounds of an upright acoustic bass, not to me anyway your mileage WILL vary.

What is your experience with this subject? Sounds more like studio than live to me. But there’s no lack of LF response in either the 57 or the 58 so I don’t see a problem for non-classical live ensemble work. Here’s the plot on the 58. Oops, look at the bass boost of the proximity effect, not just the on-axis line.

I’ve also had good luck with an AT Pro35 clip-on gooseneck in a pinch.

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