I've used an EV Re20, an AKG D112 (I own this one), and an Audix D6. The EV mic is awesome and would be a "forever mic" in my book if I could afford it. I've had my D112 for almost 25 years, and it doesn't disappoint. Here's the thing about the D6. First, it's a great microphone. If you like the sound that it gives through a PA system and in recording, then great! You'll be very happy with it. With that said, if you ever want to manipulate how the kick sounds, I feel the pre-eq on the D6 is pretty heavy. It's a great no-brainer mic; however, you may struggle getting anything different out of it than what you initially hear out of the box. It's a one-trick pony. Now, the trick is REALLY good, but it's still just one trick. I'd be happy with it too out of the road. It's a very no-brainer mic.