As the name may suggest, the new Shure PGA57 is a budget-friendly alternative to the popular SM57 microphone. The PGA57 clearly reproduces sound sources in amplified instrument and acoustic drum performance and recording. .


  • Mountable microphone for amplified and acoustic instrument performance and recording, including guitar amps and snare drums
  • Tailored, dynamic cartridge (does not require phantom power) with cardioid polar pattern
  • Includes PGA57, microphone clip, zipper pouch and user guide


  • Bass Amp
  • Guitar Amp

Stereo Recording

  • Acoustic String Instruments
  • Drums/Percussion

Form Factor

  • Mountable


  • Frequency Response    70–15,000 Hz
  • Phantom power required?    No
  • Polar Pattern    Cardioid
  • Type    Dynamic