Re: Shure Beta 52a and AKG D112 - Video
The reason I went with the D112 was because of Larrie Londin. He talked about this mic with me at a master class he did, and I heard the results on some of his recordings.
There's the punch, but it has (like you guy's pointed out too), an open, clearer sound that has ALL the tones of the drum. That can be good, or bad, depending on how well someone prepares their bass drum though :-)