ive got a bad sm57, it came in a used drum kit. pissed me off. it was way past 30days when I trired it.
i recently tried the youtube method to remove the clip and such and totally destroyed the cheap label that has to be removed. so before messing with it be aware the label will easily be destroyed. not a big thing, but it wont be worth much in a sales game once the labels stretched and ruined.
i gave the youtibe a negative mark for not mentioning that.
be extremly careful and slow in pullling the label/sticker off.
the new capsules arent worth the hassle, just be glad its only a $99 mic.
if it's not happening in the room, it ain't gonna happen on tape.-HG