Ha, I now realize I completely misunderstood what you meant by 'in front of the drums.'Point noted. The dpa omni mic comment I made was in response to Larry's question using a ported head. Even though it wasn't technically a fully internal
mount (it was positioned inside the bass drum through a port in the reso head on a stand) it's a reference for how an omni has worked for dpa. The 4007 Omni was not used mic-ing the reso head on the outside of the bass drum.
Microphones never lie, especially omni mics.
I still think in my usual case, I get enough isolation that an Omni would be usable, but there are going to be a lot of variables in stage volume and configuration that I wouldn't want to, especially given more use oriented options.
For studio use, yeah, sounds like a fun time.