so i was thinking about swinging by my guitar center today and picking up an ST59. any thoughts on the ST59? good mic or not? what is it capable of? is it good for micing clean and distorted guitar, acoustic guitar, electric bass, and vocals? also, would it be good for micing some snare?

Lastly, what are the controls on it for? i know one is for toggling between omni-dircetional, cardiod, and figure eight, but i think theres another switch on it, and im not sure what it does.

...can you really not just read the product description?
and do you really need a $300 condenser mic at fifteen?