Electro-Voice RE16 by John Eppstein
Although Electro-Voice lists this mic in their "broadcast" series it is also frequently used in both stage and studio applications. Like its big brother the RE-20 it features E-V's exclusive "Variable-D" design which eliminates proximity effect. This makes it a very handy tool in eliminating "woof" when micing acoustic guitars and removing the muddiness that sometimes occurs when close micing guitar cabinets. It's very neutral sound makes it useful for various instruments and is frequently seen as a vocal mic on television broadcasts. It is also an excellent choice for snare drum. There are three other versions of this mic that are apparently discontinued; the RE-15, which is the same mic sans pop filter, and the RE-10 and RE-11, equivalent to the other two with slightly reduced frequency response. All show up regularly on the used market (Ebay, etc) at prices that make them a real steal.