They say you can put an sm57 to any instrument and it will deliver a good sound you can work with. You may consider m201tg as beyerdynamics version of sm57 although its character could not be more different. m201tg sounds rich, smooth and warm. Very pleasant in one word. I love to use it mixing live sound on flutes, clarinets, acoustic guitars and any kind of acoustic instruments that need close miking. It will also work great on snare drum but its sound is very specific some love it, some not - its up to you to decide. m201tg pickup pattern is very wide but surprisingly it is very resistant to feedback. m201tg will cost you almost double the price of sm57 but it is money well spent.