Originally Posted by D.Williams
Also, no one digs on large diaphragms or ribbons for overheads? What gives people?
Well, the OP asked for a stereo pair under $1k. That's a very limited arena when it comes to great quality OH mics. That being said, for under $3k a stereo matched pair of Peluso P12's is my absolute first choice.
I run those through my 1073's and into my DBX 160SL in dual mono mode. That's a $12k OH chain. A bit beyond what I'm guessing the OP wishes to spend for and OH drum recording at this point. But, like I said, you'd be hard pressed to beat a stereo pair of CEMC6's through a nice pair of preamps, especially at the under $1k budget.