Originally Posted by finnhiggins
I may have to disagree with Stu about the primacy of overheads on some gigs.
I have overhead usage pretty late in the primacy department. I'm not sure what the disagreement is?
I would suggest close micing on all toms as a last resort. Not for sound quality issues, just for logistical reasons. I find it much easier, and passable to run an "area" mic overhead for most gigs, before considering close micing.
Mind you, I love close mic'd drums the most. Just some gigs don't call for it (or most gigs, I would surmise).