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Modifying an SM57 – Removing the transformer (TapeOp Mod) and changing the impedance

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Today we’re looking at the trusty Shure SM57, in terms of recording guitars. We heard that you can modify them, so we decided to take out the transformer and see what difference that made. We then went one further, and wired in a resistor to change the impedance that the preamp would see.

8:57 – Stock SM57
9:10 SM57 TapeOp Mod
9:26 – SM57 TapeOp + Impedance Mod