Okay, so i get my new mic, and i go to plug it in. First thing i notice is that the cable doesn't go all the way in the connector. Piece of shat! So, i plug it in (as much as it allows me to), and run a few tests on it. I tried forcing it like hell to go in the connector, but it just wouldn't go in. Well, i tried it as a single overhead, a snare mic, a guitar cab mic, an acoustic guitar, and a vocal mic. On all sources, it sounded decent, but not good enough to want to use. It sounded best on acoustic guitar and the cab. As an overhead, it made the hi-hats sound really chunky, which i find to be an ugly sound. The snare sounded nice in it as an overhead, but when i close miked it, it overloaded VERY easily. I worked it away from the snare until i got a clean signal, but by then, I could have just called it an overhead. On vocals, it was somewhat decent, but didn't really have all the presence i wanted. I can't expect much being it was a SD. Overall, i wish i would have picked up another mic, but i can find some use for it. No sense in wasting a mic when you only have eight to choose from right? Oh well. I did recieve an mxl 990 that same day. I really love the sound of it. I tested it on vocals and overheads and it performed very nicely. Can't beat it for $59! I'll check back when i test it on some other sources.