Re: Kick Drum Microphones
most people I know who use drum mics for road and studio use the AKG D112 or the egg as it was nicknamed.
If price is not an issue (lucky bugger) then have a look at beyer dynamic, I think there is also a mic company called pearl, or maybe that's just the name of one of their condenser mics that are about £350 each.
Have a look round, do your research, compare specs etc. and where possible get your hands on one to see if it feels durable/solid construction etc.