Shure SM57 & drum beats
1. So I want to record my cab and I was thinking of using an SM57. It's fairly cheap and supposedly carries the same performance and quality as their higher end stuff. Is this true? I can get a used one for $50 and was wondering if it was worth it and suitable for recording a cab?
If not, is there another recording mic better than the Shure that is around the same price [new $100]?
2. My next question is if there is something out on the market for a relatively low price in which I can have drum beats while I play? The other guitarist in my band said his friend had some device in which drum beats came out of the cab while he was playing and made jamming more fun. He said it functioned and looked just like a regular effects pedal, but I can't find one on any online music stores. So if such device exists, could you provide a brand name, model, and price? Thanks!