Okay, here's the deal; I've got a new R&B group I'll be recording and it's a good oppurtunity for me. Currently my mic closet is overcrowed with me single SP C1 which serves me well as it's my sole workhorse, but I'm looking to increase my choices. These guy's I'm going to be recording have smooth voices and I'd like to give them a little flavor. Now my budget is about $300-350 at this time, but that's not to say a blessing may come in the mean time. The 2 mics I'm looking at are the SP TB1 or the MXL-v69, both tube joints to contrast the C1 and give alternatives. I'm already familiar with SP products, I've also heard good things about the MXL. Quick, informative 411 would be greatly appreciated as I'll be making this purchase ASAP. We go into the studio next weekend. The rest of the gear: P4-2.4Ghz 512ram Focusrite ISA428 MOTU-2408MK3 Behringer T1952 (used a lot for my RAP groups) C1 EMAGIC Platinum 5.5 TONS of Plugs! Oh, the C1... Much Love... Keep punchin the RED BUTTON!