SM58 to mike my guitar amp?

FAQ #280 Updated March 02, 2018


Can I use SM58 for my guitar amp? And the most IMPORTANT question, if I use this mic (SM58), in front of my guitar amp, lets say about 3 inches, there's any chance that I could damaged the mic? I mean, the pressure generate by the amp, can damage the microphone?


The SM57 is the most common mic used to mike a guitar amp. The SM58 is same as the SM57, except the SM58 has a ball-shaped grille. Either model is a good choice for miking a guitar amp.

The sound pressure from the guitar amp will not damage the SM57 or the SM58, no matter how loud you set the amplifier.

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