I'm in the market for a pair of mics that I can use on everything which I know is impossible (except for my beloved sm57) I'm upgrading from a pair of SP C-1s and I want a serious mic that will work in a rock setting for electric guitar and vocals (as well as 'gasp' overheads, bass, and acoustic guitar). I was seriously looking at the AT4060 having used them before, but I was wondering if its better to hold off for a while and get a U87 or U67. I haven't even heard a 414 and I was wondering if there are any other high end mics that would be suitable for a number of jobs. I'm not too concerned about noise as I generally love tubes and tape. I'm not after a "modern" sound, whatever that means, but I do like "punch" and "warmth" more than clarity though muddiness is unacceptable and I don't really want a vintage sound either, especially if its going to fall apart in front of my monster mesa rig. I suppose everyone will want to know what else I'm using: its a minimal rig, my laptop running logic 5 with a motu 828mk1 using a tc finalizer plus as A/D, dbx 160x compressors and a Great River MP-2NV fed by the little C1's. I know what you're thinking "he said he likes the sound of tubes and tape, what kind of contridiciton is this" well, fact is I can't afford a good tape machine and I wans't sure about a tube mic pre for fear of losing transient response which is why I was interested in tube mics. See, I really think that tubes are better for creating sound and transistors are better for reproducing them. I dont want a really colored sound because my guitar rig already sounds good but anything that makes it sound better is fine with me. Thanks for your help, this is a great forum.