#2
If you buy mics for $50 each they are likely to sound very noisy and colour the sound of whatever it is you're recording. I'd advise you to save for a bit longer and get either some AKG C1000s' or Rode NT5's.
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#4
I've personally never had any experience with nady mics, some of the other guys on here could probably give you better answers that are within your budget.
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#5
For $100 new you can buy the MXL 990/991 package. I've had them for about two years and they sound pretty good. Or you could get 2 991's. They are hard to beat for the price.
#7
I have a pair of Behringer ECM8000's that I use as drum overheads. I also used them on acoustic guitar with good results. You could pick up a pair for about $80. They're omnidirectional (not absolutely ideal for overheads, but they're really quite accurate.... they're actually labeled as measurement mics) and they are small-diaphragm condensors.

Never mind the other recordings. They're ages old and this site is pretty much dead for ages, but if you go to my soundclick page, there is a track called ECM8000 demo, which is the track I did with acoustic guitar.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=10199

I recorded that track in response to someone on another forum who insisted those mics were noisy. I used one mic, IIRC, and used NO EQ, fx, etc. Just straight into the mixer, and exported straight out of Cubase. If was going to neat it up a bit, I'd roll off the boominess of the bottom strings a bit with some EQ, but the purpose of it was to show the mics completely naked. That also explains why I left the mistakes in the recording. The performance wasn't the point either.

Here's a link to the product. http://www.behringer.com/ECM8000/index.cfm?lang=ENG

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#9
I use them as drum overheads all the time. The songs in my profile - all of them (except the solo vocal and piano one) used them on the drums as overheads.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.