Re: What drum mics should I purchase?
I also like to take advantage of Guitar Centers discounts. I spent quite a bit of money on microphones last weekend during their memorial day sales. It was 15% off then. Some microphones are expensive, but I always buy from major manufacturers and have a clear conscious that when I need them, they're going to work and work well.
In my opinion, you can go as little as three microphones or as many as 9 with your compliment of drums and cymbals. This will also depend on your final product and the degree of professionalism you want from that product. This is just the head of the nail, lol.