MXL 603 by AnthonyCOK
The MXL 603 is a very affordable pencil condenser microphone. This microphone is a must have for low end studios! I have a stereo pair that I been using for overhead mics on drums and they pick up the cymbals amazing!
This mic really picks up high frequencies very well. Depending on the Cymbals at times it can be a little to bright but the microphone also handles EQ very well. Not only does it pick up the cymbals well but also the kit as a whole. Doesn't pick up all the drums enough that you dont need to use close micing on each drum but still does a great job!
ONCE again CYMBALS CYMBALS CYMBALS. SOUND GREAT WITH THIS MIC!
On acoustic guitar this mic really shines. Picking up all upper frequencies and letting the guitar sit well in the mix. Pair this with a LDC mic and you can hear how well the MXL 603 picks up the strings of the guitar.
I picked up a pair of these new for $100
Thats only $50 each!
If your in the market of getting inexpensive mics to be used for acoustic guitar and overhead drum mics then consider the MXL 603!
I would say that these microphones are extremely underrated!