Shure Beta52 Instrument Microphone No microphone locker is complete without one or two Beta52s. Great for live-sound or studio recording, it is one of the most popular bass mics in the world for faithfully capturing the low frequencies. The Most Popular Kick Drum Mic Ever, The Beta52 is a dynamic microphone that can handle the highest Sound Pressure Levels (SPL) without distortion. As a result, it is often picked first for high-volume instrument sources. Close-mic one of the 12-inch speakers and you'll get a clear, precise guitar tone that will cut through any mix. You'll bring the energy of a live performance to your recorded guitar tracks, for a much more accurate interpretation of your music.