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Mic placement on a Cocktail set kick drum?

I have a cocktail drum kit, with a tall, 15" barrel drum that stands upright and serves both as the kick and the floor tom. It has small air holes, but no mic port. The kit sounds great, and I can get a solid one-mic recording from it without problems. But I need to do some multi-mic setups, and wanted some informed opinions about recording the kick. As I see it, there are 3 options based on the standard approach:

Hey, Guys - Let Me Know if I'm Getting Better Kick and Bass Tones with This Mix

[MEDIA=soundcloud]devon-vonmonster/class-warfare-9-24-14[/MEDIA]Another late night of mixing a rock tune in my AT50s. Let me know if I'm getting beefier tones out of my kick and bass. The song has a 1/2 time feel into a "blazing speed" section, so I played with some automation on the gate re: the kicks
Here is "Class Warfare"

kick mic on snare

I'm thinking to myself how much i hate the snare sound on most recordings. too bright, too snappy, sounds like a tin can.. etc.

so pensados fb page asked about snare mics and one or two people like using kick/bass mics. I'm gonna try it regardless but I'm wondering:

what are your thoughts?
ever done it? over or under?
what were the results?


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