#2
well snare mics such as an sm57 are also used for micing amps and other instruments, it is ideal because it is dynamic, and picks up certain sounds nicely, on the other hand condenser mics for cymbals are not good because they are meant to pick up a large area and amount of sound. you will know if it doesn't say if its dynamic or condenser, condenser mics use battery power, dynamic mics don't
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#3
I posted this in your other thread as well and have now added some more:

Yes & No.

Microphones each have a frequency responce which will tell you the frequency of which the microphone can pick-up. Human hearing range is from 20-20khz and each instrument fits into each band. You could use a kick drum mic on a bass amp as they have similiar frequency responses, but for a guitar amp you'd have to roll alot of low end off the mixing desk, otherwise you'll have unneccessary low end.

Also a lot of it will depend on the cardiod pattern of the microphone which is where the microphone picks up sound. The best for micing up Amplifiers and Kick drums would be cardiod as they only pick up head on and not from behind. An omni-directional microphone however would pick up the front and back of the microphone which wouldn't be good for the situations as you'd get the room noise/audience which could feedback.
#4
You probably need to tell us which mics you have, is it for example one of the cheapy chinese drum mic sets? Also why are you micing the bass and guitar is it for recording or live sound?

All mics are compromises which hopefully are optimised for the use you put them to. Generally however a kick drum mic will be good for bass and your other drum mics will be ok for guitar depending upon their frequency response and how directional they are.
#5
Quote by Phil Starr
You probably need to tell us which mics you have, is it for example one of the cheapy chinese drum mic sets? Also why are you micing the bass and guitar is it for recording or live sound?

All mics are compromises which hopefully are optimised for the use you put them to. Generally however a kick drum mic will be good for bass and your other drum mics will be ok for guitar depending upon their frequency response and how directional they are.


recording and this is the set
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/CAD-Pro4-Drum-Mic-Pack?sku=271262
#6
Quote by metalband84

To mic a kit properly you're going to need other mics as well, you know!

I suggest diching that set and getting two dynamics and two condensers, that'll get you a decent sound without breaking the bank.
If you've got a bit of extra cash a dedicated bass drum mic would help too.