Thanks for sharing your bass micing methods. Experimenting with my Beta 52A for recording, I can't get a loud and full signal unless it is almost touching the reso. I will play with my gain settings a bit.I prefer to mic the bass drum from about 18" in front of the reso when doing a 3 mic capture, & I add a mic to the batter head when going for a full close mic vibe.
Most of my gigs are unmic'd, so if I am going to be mic'd, I tune down my bass batter quarter of a turn at each lug, tune my toms batters and resos to the same pitch. I also replace the Ambassador on my snare with an Aquarian Focus-X which provides a great "recorded" sound.