Since 1965, the SM57 has been an industry standard in performance mics. The most rugged mic ever built, 57’s will take decades of road abuse and keep on performing night after night. The SM57 has also appeared on more stages and studios than any other instrument mic, as an industry standard for drum (snare and toms) and guitar cabinet sound reproduction, plus it’s an excellent vocal mic with past users including Billy Squier and, get this, every president from Lyndon Johnson to Obama (link), has used 57’s for their speeches. These are people who can buy mics costing 10X the price and they choose the SM57. Clean shape and $69/each, including case and mic clip.