So I got a surprise late birthday check from a relative and I have decided to treat myself to a mic purchase for my modest home set up. Most of the stuff I do at home is for myself, friends or local singer songwriters who don't have the budget to go into the big studio. My set up at home; Focusrite Mbox pres (I have a hamptone JFET "in build") FMR RNC Mics: AT4047, SM57, SM58, MXL 603s KRK Rp5's among other things... obviously I don't do drums at home, just overdubs. I'm looking for another color option for mainly guitars (electric and acoustic), Rhodes, hand percusion, etc... (and maybe Vox) Two mics I am most interested in are the Blue Ball (I have read both poor and glowing reviews, many giving comparisons to a ribbon like sound) and the Nady Rsm-2 Ribbon. I am also interested in the shiny box ribbon, which is a little cheaper than the Nady, but is rumored to be the same mic. I would also love other suggestions in the $100-$150ish range. (such as maybe the EV 635a?) anyway, any advice you all can give would be greatly appreciated. thanks, Hopeless BTW - my room at home is not great, nor completely silent so I am leary of figure eight patterns, I'd love advice on this as well.