The only thing...he mentioned Zep III, which is no less valid than some of the traditionalist recordings from the 50's and 60's. It's just as organic sounding IMO (and apparently the original poster's opinion also). On those recordings we are talking about German made condensers and Helios (iron core) preamps? Midland made a good point too, both of those mics are LD condensers, which are held in high regard in bluegrass circles. So there is more than one way to skin a cat IME (sonically speaking).