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Title: e609 on Toms?
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher on February 03, 2010, 04:43:16 pm
I'm looking for some affordable mics to use on snare/toms. I was going to just go with the typical sm57s. But thought about the e609, since they are only $10 more, and thought they could be easier placed in tight situations. Has anyone used these on any toms or snares? I know these are typically found on guitar cabs, but $100 is my budget on each mic.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on February 03, 2010, 04:48:44 pm
I dont know how they would hold up to a stick strike but I think I would go with the 604 instead, Smaller easy to place and will take a lot of abuse.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Patrick Campbell on February 03, 2010, 04:51:20 pm
D1 and D2's from Audix work well with the Audix flex clamp - I have been very happy with them
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Kristian Johnsen on February 03, 2010, 04:51:26 pm
benjamin fisher wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 22:43

I'm looking for some affordable mics to use on snare/toms. I was going to just go with the typical sm57s. But thought about the e609, since they are only $10 more, and thought they could be easier placed in tight situations. Has anyone used these on any toms or snares? I know these are typically found on guitar cabs, but $100 is my budget on each mic.


Kinda related:  The Sennheiser e906 sounds good on snare under.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher on February 03, 2010, 04:58:27 pm
If the e609 is not going to be able to take a stick beating, how do the d-2 ($130 w/flex) and e604 compare/differ?
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Spenser J. Hamilton on February 03, 2010, 05:05:33 pm
I use the E604s all the time, no complaints that I can think of.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Jeff Wheeler on February 03, 2010, 05:09:19 pm
I haven't used the Sennheisers enough to have a useful opinion on how they sound; but I like the mounts that come in the Audix kit a lot more than the Sennheiser drum mounts.  Mic to mic, I don't think I would care; but if you are getting a kit, the Audix kit is a pretty good value.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Ned Ward on February 03, 2010, 07:07:41 pm
if you are looking for double duty, the e906 is much better on guitar cabs than the 609 and worth the extra dollars. I now own both after reading opinions here, bought one, and now the other guitar player will get the 609. No opinions on using either for tom duty.

The Audix kit is very good; when we play our corporate shows they use the Audix kit, although they prefer a B52 for kick. The D-Vice clamps are great.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher on February 03, 2010, 07:14:09 pm
which audix kit, there are several.

doubt i'll get a kit, as i dont really need one
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Evan Kirkendall on February 03, 2010, 07:19:15 pm
The e609 sounds pretty good on rack tom. It isn't super robust though. The e604 sounds decent, though the 900 series sounds a lot better.

I use the Audix D series on my kick and toms. Couldn't be happier.




Evan
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher on February 03, 2010, 07:23:02 pm
If the e609 isnt robust, it probably wont work well for me. I need something that is going to last, or else I'll just spend more money in the long run. The 900 series is out of my budget.

What D series do you use on toms? Robust?
Title: Re: e609 on Toms? another "grampa" historical perspective
Post by: Lee Brenkman on February 03, 2010, 07:23:34 pm
benjamin fisher wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 13:43

I'm looking for some affordable mics to use on snare/toms. I was going to just go with the typical sm57s. But thought about the e609, since they are only $10 more, and thought they could be easier placed in tight situations. Has anyone used these on any toms or snares? I know these are typically found on guitar cabs, but $100 is my budget on each mic.


In the mists of the past the Santana band owned and used over a dozen Sennheiser 409s,  the now highly prized "gold and black" ancestor of the 609.  This was long enough ago that they were wired with the small Tuchel connectors and each one of them had a short adapter cord with an XLR end.

They used them on toms, congas and timbales and they worked very nicely.  On larger toms they were a lot more fussy about positioning than an SM57 but they fit very nicely , especially on floor toms with a low riding cymbal.

Eventually the band stopped schlepping around their own PA and monitors and an outside sound provider became involved both locally and for tours.

Those very microphones are still floating around in mic boxes and studio closets in the SF Bay area.

BTW the Doobie Brothers used 409s as VOCAL microphones in the same era, as did Pink Floyd.

So go ahead, I've used 609s on floor toms a lot, with the 604s on the rack toms.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms? another "grampa" historical perspective
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher on February 03, 2010, 07:29:56 pm
Lee Brenkman wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 18:23

benjamin fisher wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 13:43

I'm looking for some affordable mics to use on snare/toms. I was going to just go with the typical sm57s. But thought about the e609, since they are only $10 more, and thought they could be easier placed in tight situations. Has anyone used these on any toms or snares? I know these are typically found on guitar cabs, but $100 is my budget on each mic.


In the mists of the past the Santana band owned and used over a dozen Sennheiser 409s,  the now highly prized "gold and black" ancestor of the 609.  This was long enough ago that they were wired with the small Tuchel connectors and each one of them had a short adapter cord with an XLR end.

They used them on toms, congas and timbales and they worked very nicely.  On larger toms they were a lot more fussy about positioning than an SM57 but they fit very nicely , especially on floor toms with a low riding cymbal.

Eventually the band stopped schlepping around their own PA and monitors and an outside sound provider became involved both locally and for tours.

Those very microphones are still floating around in mic boxes and studio closets in the SF Bay area.

BTW the Doobie Brothers used 409s as VOCAL microphones in the same era, as did Pink Floyd.

So go ahead, I've used 609s on floor toms a lot, with the 604s on the rack toms.


So what do you have to say about the durability of a 609? After some heavy stick hits?
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Patrick Campbell on February 03, 2010, 07:35:27 pm
benjamin fisher wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 18:14

which audix kit, there are several.

doubt i'll get a kit, as i dont really need one


Bennet Prescott (Thanks B)sold me a couple Audix D1's and a couple D2's - I already had a D6 for Kick so that is my setup. I usually use D1's on rack toms and D2's on floor toms. If the drummer only has one mounted I will use the leftover D1 on the snare with all flex clips to keep the drum area looking pretty clean.

Sad part is right after I bought those mics, my drummer in my band pulled out his Roland V _Drums module and now we trigger that with Ddrum triggers and we are very happy with that too. Works out well as do the D series Audux mics when I rent to other bands.

Most of the time I hear drums not sounding well it is bad tuning or not enough rig. I have seen good sized rigs with 57's and 58's on tom toms and they sounded incredible.......again as someone here on PSW states......What is the best Kick Drum Mic ??????   Answer = MORE RIG

L8R


Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Evan Kirkendall on February 03, 2010, 07:36:38 pm
benjamin fisher wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 19:23

If the e609 isnt robust, it probably wont work well for me. I need something that is going to last, or else I'll just spend more money in the long run. The 900 series is out of my budget.

What D series do you use on toms? Robust?


D2 on Rack Tom
D6 on Floor Toms

They've been touring for 2 years now, doing 200+ shows a year. I've lost 1 D6 in that time, but a replacement was sent out very quickly.


Evan
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher on February 03, 2010, 07:42:24 pm
Ok. I've got a e602 already, using it on kick for now. I'm going to move that to floor tom. I've got a 57 for use on snare. I'm probably going to go with a D112 for kick, and D2 sounds like my best bet for rack toms.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: RYAN LOUDMUSIC JENKINS on February 03, 2010, 07:42:39 pm
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.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher on February 03, 2010, 07:44:18 pm
RYAN LOUDMUSIC JENKINS wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 18:42

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.

Well it kind of got brought up since other than currently having a e602, I borrow a friends drum mics. Once I move, I wont have access to them, so I have to get my own haha
Title: Re: e609 on Toms? another "grampa" historical perspective
Post by: Lee Brenkman on February 03, 2010, 08:50:49 pm
benjamin fisher wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 16:29


So what do you have to say about the durability of a 609? After some heavy stick hits?


I have two 609s, the "version one" all gray ones.  I bought them for guitar amps but when I got the 906s I started using them for floor toms.

One drummer that I worked with regularly used an "autograph model" stick that his painted with white lacquer.  He has left several "chalk marks" over the years on both these 609s and the 604s on the rack toms.

All of those microphones still work and sound up to spec.

It should be noted that this I use them on the drummers in funk/R&B and "adult" rock bands.   If you play in the hardcore or metal fields or the band is "Trail of Dead" or "Mogwai" destructive then I'd use something either more durable or cheaper.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms? another "grampa" historical perspective
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher on February 03, 2010, 09:02:51 pm
Great, Thanks Lee
Title: Re: e609 on Toms? another "grampa" historical perspective
Post by: John Cameron 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

John  
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Phil Lewandowski 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.



Take Care!
Phil
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Jeff Wheeler 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.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: John Cameron 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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Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Phil Lewandowski 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.

Phil
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: dustin Bradley 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

just my opinion/preference  Wink
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher 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.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Tim Weaver 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.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher 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
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Dave Rickard 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.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher on February 04, 2010, 12:29:28 pm
Dave Rickard wrote on Thu, 04 February 2010 11:18

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.

Someone who has used these solely for this job and can say " I use these all the time and after many blows from sticks, no problems whatsoever"

Or else I will just go with some D2s or Opus 88s. I'd rather not be the test dummy.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: dustin Bradley on February 04, 2010, 12:35:34 pm
i really think the e609's will get in the way (especially on the smaller toms), and i'm sure you'll hear it when it gets hit.  go with the d2's... i promise you will not be disappointed.  Wink
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Bruce Gering on February 04, 2010, 12:49:44 pm
benjamin fisher wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 15:43

I'm looking for some affordable mics to use on snare/toms. I was going to just go with the typical sm57s. But thought about the e609, since they are only $10 more, and thought they could be easier placed in tight situations. Has anyone used these on any toms or snares? I know these are typically found on guitar cabs, but $100 is my budget on each mic.


Stay away from using the 57's, unless you want to be replacing 1 every other gig. These are the poorest mics I know of for taking a stick hit. One good one and they're gone.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Rick Stansby on February 04, 2010, 01:04:06 pm
Bruce Gering wrote on Thu, 04 February 2010 09:49

benjamin fisher wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 15:43

I'm looking for some affordable mics to use on snare/toms. I was going to just go with the typical sm57s. But thought about the e609, since they are only $10 more, and thought they could be easier placed in tight situations. Has anyone used these on any toms or snares? I know these are typically found on guitar cabs, but $100 is my budget on each mic.


Stay away from using the 57's, unless you want to be replacing 1 every other gig. These are the poorest mics I know of for taking a stick hit. One good one and they're gone.


FWIW The
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Tim Weaver on February 04, 2010, 01:33:24 pm
I'm still unsure of what everyone is afraid of. In over 15 years of doing live sound I can probably count on one hand how many times a stick has hit one of my mics. It's very few. Also I have never lost a mic due to a stick hit. NEVER. I will also let the drummer decide if anything is in his way. We work together to avoid hitting mics.

I've used 57's or 408's on toms for most of my career and have never lost one to a drummer.

So how about get what mics are right for you, and position them on drums where they won't get hit. You can see the strike pattern on the head of the drum. If the guy has good stick control hang the mic over the head a little farther, if not, then keep the mic way back off the rim. Your toms may not sound the best that night, but you won't lose a mic to a poor drummer either. And if the drummer has poor stick control, his drums probably won't sound great anyway.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher on February 04, 2010, 01:49:17 pm
I just read reviews on Harmony Central, several people saying they have used them and sound good on rack toms. I think with its laterally mounted capsule, you can position out of the way very easy to avoid stick hits, as well as keeping the cable vertical and out of the way in tight spaces. And the super cardioid pattern will isolate the rest of the set nicely. I'm going to pick up 2 or 3 of these and try them out. Being able to use them on guitar cabs is a nice plus too.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms? another "grampa" historical perspective
Post by: Walter Wright on February 04, 2010, 10:21:26 pm
Lee Brenkman wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 20:50


I have two 609s, the "version one" all gray ones.  I bought them for guitar amps but when I got the 906s I started using them for floor toms.


aren't the "pre-silver" 609s getting sorta collectible? i damn sure couldn't find one, but found plenty of folks looking for them. (i ended up with a 906 for my guitar, which i like.)
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Tim Padrick on February 04, 2010, 11:49:00 pm
I expect that the 609 is fine on snare and rack toms, I'd try it on floor before buying one for that application.

604 is fine on snare and rack toms, might be wimpy on floor (used it only once - might have been the drum - didn't have anything else to try).

D2 is fine on snare and rack toms, wimpy on floor tom.

ADX20 as above.

D4 is fine on anything.

D6 is good on kick, no advantage over the D4 on anything else.

Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Jack Gunn on February 05, 2010, 01:25:58 am
The e906 (and I'd assume e609 also) are VERY light.  

When I bought my e906 used, I thought I had received the non-functional display model.  This may not translate well in to being able to take abuse from a drumstick.

The D2, on the other hand, is much more solid, heavy, beefy.  It also sounds identical to an MD421-II on toms at a much smaller price and size.  The MD421 has been well respected as a go-to mic on toms in the past so I use it as my reference.

I've done a lot of A-B testing and the D2 is the closest thing I've found for that full bodied sound the MD421 normally gives.

Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Evan Kirkendall on February 05, 2010, 10:56:40 am
Tim Padrick wrote on Thu, 04 February 2010 23:49


D6 is good on kick, no advantage over the D4 on anything else.





Except for when you put a D6 on an 18" floor tom. Then the D4 stands no chance. It's quite an impressive tone.



Evan
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Justin Bartlett on February 05, 2010, 01:29:35 pm
I love the Audix D-series mics, and use the D6 extensively on kick, but I've moved to the Sennheiser e604 for toms.

The Audix mics sound great, but in my experience the Audix mic clips break too much and I find the D-Vice clamps to be a pain; I much prefer the Sennheiser clamps and clips, and that's made the difference in my decisions.

I love the e906 on guitar cabs, but it and the e609 seem like they might be a bit large for toms; YMMV.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher on February 05, 2010, 02:11:46 pm
Alright once again, my decision has been altered. I will be using my current e602 on floor toms, and sm57 on snare. I am going to pick up 2 D2's for rack toms, and either a B52 or D112 for kick, not sure yet. And eventually, an AT Pro 37 for high hats. Compiled together this should give me a pretty decent sound without breaking my budget.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Lee Brenkman on February 05, 2010, 03:38:31 pm
benjamin fisher wrote on Fri, 05 February 2010 11:11

Alright once again, my decision has been altered. I will be using my current e602 on floor toms, and sm57 on snare. I am going to pick up 2 D2's for rack toms, and either a B52 or D112 for kick, not sure yet. And eventually, an AT Pro 37 for high hats. Compiled together this should give me a pretty decent sound without breaking my budget.


I agree with most of your choices EXCEPT your kick drum choices.

I'm in the camp that HATES the B52 in most cases and on most drums.   The D112 is better on a wider variety of drums but neither of them would be my first choice.

Of course "best mic for a kick drum?" is such a frequent question in here that it's become a running joke.

Use the search function and see what we've discussed endlessly in the past.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher on February 05, 2010, 03:48:05 pm
Lee Brenkman wrote on Fri, 05 February 2010 14:38

benjamin fisher wrote on Fri, 05 February 2010 11:11

Alright once again, my decision has been altered. I will be using my current e602 on floor toms, and sm57 on snare. I am going to pick up 2 D2's for rack toms, and either a B52 or D112 for kick, not sure yet. And eventually, an AT Pro 37 for high hats. Compiled together this should give me a pretty decent sound without breaking my budget.


I agree with most of your choices EXCEPT your kick drum choices.

I'm in the camp that HATES the B52 in most cases and on most drums.   The D112 is better on a wider variety of drums but neither of them would be my first choice.

Of course "best mic for a kick drum?" is such a frequent question in here that it's become a running joke.

Use the search function and see what we've discussed endlessly in the past.


I've never asked what kick drum mic I should get. I've used several. I prefer the D112 for rock. Thump, click, got it. And, I've read a ton of threads here and other places. It comes down to preference. A million people like the B52, a million people like the D112, a million people like the D6, etc, etc,etc. I'm pretty set on the D112, but if you want to post your "first choice" feel free, but I'm not going to search for it.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Lee Brenkman on February 05, 2010, 03:55:52 pm
Cool, sounds like you've done your research and used your own ears.

That's a good thing.

I guess I've gotten too accustomed to people asking questions in here who have done neither.

Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Jeff Wheeler on February 05, 2010, 06:04:58 pm
benjamin fisher wrote on Fri, 05 February 2010 14:48

A million people like the B52, a million people like the D112, a million people like the D6, etc, etc,etc. I'm pretty set on the D112, but if you want to post your "first choice" feel free, but I'm not going to search for it.

I keep waiting for the "what's the best kick drum mic stand" thread.  I have no special love for the ones I own.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: (BJ) Benjamin Fisher on February 05, 2010, 06:09:02 pm
Jeff Wheeler wrote on Fri, 05 February 2010 17:04

benjamin fisher wrote on Fri, 05 February 2010 14:48

A million people like the B52, a million people like the D112, a million people like the D6, etc, etc,etc. I'm pretty set on the D112, but if you want to post your "first choice" feel free, but I'm not going to search for it.

I keep waiting for the "what's the best kick drum mic stand" thread.  I have no special love for the ones I own.

Laughing  I have one of these. It works fine.
http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/ProLine-MS112 -Low-Profile-Boom-Microphone-Stand?sku=454312
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: RYAN LOUDMUSIC JENKINS on February 05, 2010, 06:10:11 pm
Jeff Wheeler wrote on Fri, 05 February 2010 16:04

benjamin fisher wrote on Fri, 05 February 2010 14:48

A million people like the B52, a million people like the D112, a million people like the D6, etc, etc,etc. I'm pretty set on the D112, but if you want to post your "first choice" feel free, but I'm not going to search for it.

I keep waiting for the "what's the best kick drum mic stand" thread.  I have no special love for the ones I own.


We had that discussion a few years back.  If you search real hard, you'll find the picture of the one that Andy Peters posted and it was the best.  I don't think there will be any shootouts about them anytime soon though.
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Dave Rickard on February 06, 2010, 01:45:39 am
Jeff Wheeler wrote on Fri, 05 February 2010 16:04

I keep waiting for the "what's the best kick drum mic stand" thread.  I have no special love for the ones I own.

http://www.apexelectronics.com/products.asp?type=18&cat= 28&id=1074

http://www.apexelectronics.com/images/products/accessories/ms-108.jpg

http://www.apexelectronics.com/images/products/accessories/ids007.jpg
Title: Re: e609 on Toms?
Post by: Tim Padrick on February 06, 2010, 12:08:36 pm
Justin Bartlett wrote on Fri, 05 February 2010 12:29

The Audix mics sound great, but in my experience the Audix mic clips break too much and I find the D-Vice clamps to be a pain; I much prefer the Sennheiser clamps and clips, and that's made the difference in my decisions.


You must still have the old hard plastic clips.  The new (at least 5 years old?) clips have been 100% for me.

I agree that the Senny clips are pretty slick.  The trouble I have with the Audix is that some have a big-ass burr inside, and lock up - I have to prise on them to open them up.