those AT 4021's have been getting a lot of praise here lately, as well as the joly mods, and the oktava MC 012's.
the peluso sdc's have been reported to kick serious tone on both acoustic instruments, and OH's.
i want pairs of all of these...
my nt5's are a little overly bright, to me.
i like my ATM450's, quite a bit.
i love my 012, and want another.
I think the place to start is Rode nt5 as they get a lot of respect
I have a pr of ATM450's and they are kinda cool as they are side address
I have a single AKG c1000s that has always worked well for me at the 12th fret, in fact I really like the sound I get with the c1000 on the 12th and one of the ATM450's at the bridge. I would love to try a pr of Avantone CK1's. If they are as good as their CK-40 stereo mic, they would have to be killer and at only $150 a pc.
i was actually thinking of just sucking it up and getting the km184s.
If your thinking along these lines you might want to check out the Mercenary Audio KM 69 based on the 84 .
Also I recommend these guys for purchase, price, knowledge and service cant be beat. (and no connection I am merely a satisfied customer) Wind Over the Earth . Talk to Mickey or Mark tell em Kevin from Wyoming referred you.