Originally Posted by knucklehead1
...am still open to other ideas like 184's or the beyer...I forget what they're called. To many numbers I guess. ANYWAY. Second, pres...
On acoustic instruments, in addition to SDCs, Neumann BCM705s and Royer SF-1s are well worth trying. Senn MD441 Beyer M201 and Beyer M160 are also superb. LDCs can work too in the right room. For preamps on acoustic instruments, the AD2022 and the Flamingo really shine.
Given the genres you're working in, it might pay you to check out the Aurora GTQ2 mkIII, Portico 5032 and/or the API (3124+) pres. Each very versatile.