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John Cameron

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Re: e609 on Toms? another "grampa" historical perspective
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2010, 09:22:14 pm »

I bought 600 series originally and after hearing the 904 and 905 I now own 1-904 for snare and 3-905's for toms. I love the 900 series as I also have a 901-902 and a a pair of 906's. I had a pair of 914's but recently sold them after acquiring a pair of KM184's Very Happy

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Re: e609 on Toms?
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2010, 09:34:41 pm »

RYAN LOUDMUSIC JENKINS wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 19:42

While I don't think you need to be buying any gear right before your move, if you really want a great drum mic then just save up for a little bit longer and get the Beyer Dynamic Opus 88s.  End of story!

In the mean time, use 57s or what ever you have laying around.


+1 Love the Opus 88/87s on toms.  And if you keep an eye out, they go on eBay for $90-125 shipped.  I just picked up my second 88 for $110 for a total of 2 Opus 88's and 2 Opus 87's.



I have used the D2, D4 and e604's on toms.  They all work well. The D-series captures a decent amount more attack than the e604's.  The D4 does sound work well for floor toms.  IMHO, the Opus 88's are just a slight step up from them both and have a more "natural" sound to them, plus they have the great handy clamp built in that works great.

If going for bang-to-buck, and if you don't need them right away keep your eye open for used Opus 88/87 or you couldn't go wrong with 2 D2's and a D4.



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Re: e609 on Toms?
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2010, 09:49:56 pm »

Phil Lewandowski wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 20:34

you couldn't go wrong with 2 D2's and a D4.

It never hurts to have a few extra general-purpose mics, too.  I found out the hard way that if you only have 3 tom mics with you, the drummer will show up with a new kit that has 5 tom-toms.
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Re: e609 on Toms?
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2010, 09:54:07 pm »

Jeff Wheeler wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 21:49

Phil Lewandowski wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 20:34

you couldn't go wrong with 2 D2's and a D4.

It never hurts to have a few extra general-purpose mics, too.  I found out the hard way that if you only have 3 tom mics with you, the drummer will show up with a new kit that has 5 tom-toms.


This might sound crazy but I've used E906's on toms and floor before with great results. You just have to get creative with clamp hardware.

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Re: e609 on Toms?
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2010, 10:19:50 pm »

John Cameron wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 21:54

Jeff Wheeler wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 21:49

Phil Lewandowski wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 20:34

you couldn't go wrong with 2 D2's and a D4.

It never hurts to have a few extra general-purpose mics, too.  I found out the hard way that if you only have 3 tom mics with you, the drummer will show up with a new kit that has 5 tom-toms.


This might sound crazy but I've used E906's on toms and floor before with great results. You just have to get creative with clamp hardware.



Actually just remembered I do use an e609 on floor at my standard Sunday gig because one of their e904's broke and it isn't to bad at all.  I haven't had a chance to really compare them in depth though.

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Re: e609 on Toms?
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2010, 10:51:10 pm »

my vote:  d2's on 8"-14" toms, d4's on 16"-18" toms; e609's on guitar cabs

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Re: e609 on Toms?
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2010, 10:57:34 pm »

Basically it has come down to a few options that fit my application/budget. D2, Opus 88 (used), e609 (if deemed durable). The 906 is out of my budget. A dual purpose mic is even better, if possible. Thanks for the help so far, guys.
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Re: e609 on Toms?
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2010, 01:19:24 am »

To answer the original question, Yes. You can use 609/906 on toms. They are a bit more flexible in that you can use them for gtr cabs too, and if you are short on stands they will hang on the gtr cab readily saving you more money and stage space.

I am not too picky about tom mics. I'll be perfectly happy with 57's or whatever you have. You can make anything work if you know what you are doing. Like some previous poster said, many bands for years used extra sm58's on toms and it worked fine.


Truthfully, if budget is the biggest concern, the CAD drum mic kit (the bigger one, not the cheapest one) is actually pretty dang decent for the 100 bucks you'll pay on the used market. The kick mic is I'll dare say, actually pretty good. It also excels on floor toms. Although it would be hard to position on a kit with a low ride cymbal over the floor tom.

http://cgi.ebay.com/CAD-Six-Piece-Drum-Microphone-Set-6-PC-M ic-Kit-w-Case_W0QQitemZ230431978046QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item35a6d0f23e#ht_3120wt_1167

This is the kit I'm talking about. You'll find these on Craigslist for a C note all day.
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Re: e609 on Toms?
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2010, 11:38:30 am »

Well I mean like I have said before, I am not against e609's on toms, IF they will be durable enough to take stick whacks. No one has convinced me of this yet...

The CADs are actually under budget. I dont want to spend alot, but I do want to get something a bit better than those
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Re: e609 on Toms?
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2010, 12:18:35 pm »

benjamin fisher wrote on Thu, 04 February 2010 09:38

Well I mean like I have said before, I am not against e609's on toms, IF they will be durable enough to take stick whacks. No one has convinced me of this yet...

What sort of proof are you looking for?
You can help the rest of us by whacking yours with a stick, and posting back about the result.
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