I was doing a recording session last week and was recording drums. I ran out of mics for the drum kit so one of the guys brought a SM58 with him. We used the sm 58 Hanging right over the Ride cymbal, about 2 inches up and away from the bell. I ran that thru the RNP preamp and I was pleasantly surprised. Acutally blown away. This was one of the nicest sounding Ride's I ever recorded. Just my 2 cents but what a great combo... Highly recommended !!!