We just had a couple of mics in stock when we started.... so I've been picking up deals on various mics to try out different stuff. I thought I'd post results so far. I am mic'ing clean and scream vocals, backing vocals, at high volumes. I also am singing Coldplay, 3DG, Oasis, etc. Rush (ha ha) and originals, clean vocals. Vintage: AKG D310 - I bought this new in the 80's peaky, lifeless junk! A bit harsh but it's the worst of the lot. SM517S Unidyne. Picked up this retro cool for $40. I rewired it for balanced XLR, pulled the Xfmr, sounds sick! Two high freq peaks give lots of presence and character. Have to use a bit more gain at the front end. But oh so cool. AKGD1200E - Lost it in the house somewhere, not crying..it's junk too. Recent/used buys SM58 - Had one from the 80's it was beast(sold it), this newer one we have is alright, just not the same though. User friendly performance. My son's favorite. SM57 - Really good sounding mic, feedback resistant. Not my choice but the boys like it. Has a bit of a loose top for some reason Peavey PVM22 - Peavey Diamond series got 2x used for $30 each. That was a steal. These are great vocal mics that rival condenser performance. They are really hot and do have a tendency to feedback easier in our rehearsal space. Sound is awesome, fun to use. PVi2- Sounds OK, nice feel and looks good. Bread and butter backing vocals, good for lending out Paid $25 used. Has on/off switch which is good on one at least. SM58 clone. PVi3 - See above, I won't cringe if it was dropped. Paid $40 new. Electro Voice EV N/D257 - This is a cool mic. Lots of bottom and top end up close. Thinner sound further back. Screamer liked it. Paid $30 used. EV PL84S Condenser with switch. Since it's active very clear, high definition sound. Same sort of personality as the 257, but less distance sensitive. Runs on 11-52V phantom power. It's sweet. $100 new. MXL Condensor Mics that we bought.... Have no business being on stage! They have been useful for rehearsal/demo recording.