Fletcher: Thx for the detailed tips!! Would try them all for sure. Is there a specific reason for the D-112 on the trumpet? I usually use them for Kick Drums and Acoustic Bass. Just as a matter of curious (and possible future purchase), what would be your choice of mics? Dave-G: Lol.. I like the scotch idea... maybe I will need a few shots too... haha Now seriously, the music arrangments are quiet busy, small room... I'm considering record the room anyway. Will watch the trumpet's volume. The guys are known to blend very well with each other. Let's see if it's true. ;-p Please, keep ideas coming! thx all!