I'm putting together a basement DAW studio ON A BUDGET. I already have the computer I'll be using (PC, dual core), software(got for free, huzzah for good, or rich, friends), a phonic mu 1705 mixer(got a screaming deal), and now I'm looking for a mic. My first mic. I've done alot of research, but you can only learn so much without actually talking to people. So, I'll be doing mostly guitar for now, acoustic and electric, and some other strings. I want to break that "sterile" feel of what I've been screwing around with so far, plugging straight into the mixer. I've bounced from the obvious SM57s everyone seems to love, to a studio projects B1, to a Sure PG81, to an Oktava mk 319, to the ADK Hamburg/Vienna mics(a little out of price range...), to a Sure KSM27 (also on the pricey side), and now I'm almost settled on a Cascade Fathead. Almost. Almost.... I've heard alot of good things about it, including some hands on tests comparing it to Royer ribbon mics. I'm not stupid enough to believe that they are equal for a second, but for $159... I mean, the price is right. Does anyone here have hands-on experience with these? Is it suited to my needs? Should I even be looking at a ribbon as a first mic?