Originally Posted by ButchVig
The best way to get the drum sound on Nevermind is....get Dave Grohl to play drums at Sound City!!!
The snare was called "The Terminator"...it was 80's Bell Brass.
His kit was an 80's Tama Grandstar.
Andy Wallace added a bit of his custom samples as ambience, they get a bit of the "gunshot" effect, but the samples were mixed pretty low...
We used a drum tunnel" on the kick, which is basically adding and extra kick drum to extend the low end.
There is a fair amount of documentation out there, in several books and articles, that describe the mic placement. I can't remember which ones, if anyone knows maybe you could post it.