I currently have EV 468 and SM57 mics for both rack and floor toms. I use one kind or the other. The EV mics have not been hit....yet, (they don't look they will survive a hit).I plan on keeping the EV's for now, just looking for suggestions on other great sounding mic's that can take a hit or three.Price range..... up to 150 eachEven drummers with control can miss.thanksjames
I have problems with the D-clip gooseneck pieces not holding the clips from twisting. My snare mics are always twisted about 90* after a set of hard playing.
I always use a stand on snare, but I know what you mean about them turning. Loctite will fix that issue. Or Channel-locks. I have 4 D2's and 4 D4's. I use D2's on smaller toms, D4's on bigger ones (like a floor tom). The D4 has a much deeper sound than the D2. Occasionally I'll have somebody working for me that doesn't realize there's a difference and a D2 will end up on a floor tom and a D4 will end up on a rack tom. I can tell immediately. A D2 sounds thin on a floor tom, and a D4 has too much meat for a small rack tom. You can fix it with a fair amount of EQ, but it's better to put the right mic on the right thing.Every once in a while I run into a rim that just won't take a clip of any kind. I think it was a cheap Ludwig kit last time. Audix mics can easily be put on a stand with the Audix clips or a Shure condenser clip. I think the Sennheiser's can be put on a 3/8" stand, or used with a 5/8"-3/8" adapter.All of the mics in question are available for under $150 each if you buy them used.
The Audix D2s and D4s can take plenty of hits and sound great. That said, mics getting hit is not generally a concern for me personally. I personally prefer more compact mics for toms and such. I don't know how fragile the Beyer TG-C58c and 57c's are, but they great sounding mics, extremely low profile, and have a good mounting system. You can squeeze them into a lot of places that the even the Audix mics (which are short relative to a SM57 or i5) won't fit. And they're tiny.http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/shop/tg-d58c.html
Thanks Brian,Where should I look for the best prices on (3) D2's, (2) D4's and (6) DVice clamps?james
James, The online stores are going to mostly show MAPP pricing. Dealing directly with a dealer you can often beat that.I would pick one of the members of this board who is a dealer and start to develop a relationship. Having a service and support network will save you someday.
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