For home use, & some gigs, I use the EV PL35 - on toms too (PL33 on floor tom) - they punch well above their modest price point, & they're bombproof. Having now tested the Beyer M201, it definitely has the edge as a snare mic.What mic were you using before?
Picked up this Ludwig 110th Anniversary Classic Maple kit for a great price from a Canadian dealer with free shipping . I have had my eye out for one of these sets for awhile now . The wrap is Ludwig’s reintroduction of a wrap they used for only two years in the 1920’s . I think it looks great with the brass hardware . I love the single flange hoops on the toms and the gull wing throwback Spurs .
Totally an impulse buy in an attempt to improve my mood in my current condition, justified by that and the fact that it's unlike my other snare drums, and the price was right.
13x7 ddrum snare, birch with ash outer veneer.
I think I like it, but, hopefully, I'll be able to tell for sure soon.
Here's a stock pic of one not unlike it.
I'll get a pic up asap.