Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
A mic to a singer is like a drumstick to a drummer.....if you as an individual are lacking the tools to do your particular job, then you need to get that aspect sorted out.
Hmm...I think I disagree with you here. The way I look at it, a mic is to a singer like a mic is to a drummer--used to amplify the sound when necessary. It just happens that it's more often necessary for a singer to need a mic than a drummer. I classify mics as part of the PA, not as part of a musician's personal gear that they haul. But, that's just me...