honestly, for cheap-- an mxl v67g. $99 and soft spoken enough to not rip your teeth out. works really well as a drum overhead, and it rounds out the top end nasties. i use two of them in and amongst much better mics, and they're a great flavor to put in the mix. girthy and not super bright. i didn't expect much-- but they're also a decent mix of good definition and a slightly dirty presentation-- we put it up against an sm7, a heil pr30, and a rode nt1 for one particularly guttural male vocalist, and we liked it best. go figure.