Originally Posted by ajfarber
I like ribbon mics for bass recording in general. RCA 44 is my favourite, but I've had good luck with Royer 121 and even the El-cheapo Oktava ml-52. I'm not crazy about the Coles 4038 for bass.
The ribbons with their figure-8 pattern, have good off-axis rejection. Therefore, you can set the bass up next to the drums w/o isolation.
Andy, have you used the Beyer M130 on bass?
I ask because I have tried it, and the results were very good, but I still preferred the SDC in the bridge. I'm wondering if a different fig. 8 ribbon would produce much nicer results, but the M130 is the only fig. 8 I have.