In this guide, we’re going to walk you through the process of installing a cover plate on tthe back of the Shure SM7B. Whether you’re looking to replace a damaged plate or just want a fresh look, this guide’s got you covered. Let’s jump in!

Why Put the Shure SM7B Cover Plate On?

Shure SM7B Switch Plate / Back Plate

There are three reasons that you would want to put the coverplate on your Shure SM7B

  • Lock The Switches – If you don’t want to risk the two EQ switches on the back of the Shure SM7B getting changed, you can put the cover plate on to protect them.
  • Better Looking – Many people think the Shure SM7B looks better and more clean with the cover plate installed
  • Branding – You can order custom switch plates with your logo/branding from for your podcast, live stream, or recording if you want your logo displayed better.

Required Tools For Installing Shure SM7B Cover Plate

In order to install the Shure SM7B Cover plate, you will need:

  • Shure SM7B Cover plate (part RPM602)
  • Small Phillips Screwdriver

How To Install Cover Plate on Shure SM7B

How To Install Shure SM7B Switch Plate

How To Install Cover Plate on Shure SM7B

Total Time: 2 minutes

Remove Top and Bottom Screws

Remove top and bottom screws, you can leave the screws on the side installed.

Place Cover Plate on Shure SM7B

Place cover plate on Shure SM7B and make sure it is oriented correctly

Reinstall Top and Bottom Screws

Reinstall top and bottom screws

Install Cover Plate on Shure SM7B Equipment & Pricing

Shure SM7B:
Shure SM7B Cover Plate:
Neat King Bee II Microphone:
Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Headphones:
XLR Cable:
TRS Cable:
Mic Stand:
Rode PSA1+ Boom Arm:
Quality Acoustic Treatment Panels:

Install Cover Plate on Shure SM7B Topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:10 – Why Install Switch Plate on Shure SM7B?
  • 0:48 – Required Tools
  • 1:04 – Install Switch Plate on Shure SM7B
  • 2:08 – Final Thoughts