SM58 sounds weird after accident
Hi again guys
I lent my SM58 out to a mate in another band and he decided to do the "twirl the mic around by it's cable" trick and slammed it into an amp badly damaging the grill. He said that the mic still seemed to work ok so the gig went on as if nothing had happened. They never had a sound man out the front so not really sure if the mic sounded any different or not, but it worked.
I went and got a cheap Shure knockoff grill from ebay for about $10 and it fitted ok and looked fine. Looks a little different but very similar.
A few days later I was having a jam at a pub and the local sound guy said that my mic had lost all it's bottom end (he's heard it plenty of times before) and no matter what he did he couldn't get it to sound right.
My question is, can the slightly different shape of the knockoff grill affect the sound of the mic, or is it most likely due to the crash? The mic has had a pretty rough life and has been abused in the past, and it always sounded fine after...perhaps this was the straw that broke the camels back.