Mic: AKG c414 TL-II


Everybody's favorite mid-90s gold-colored microphone. The transformerless TL-II is well-known as being brighter than previous 414s, while retaining the ability to handle high SPL. 

I primarily use the TL-II for Bottom Snare, where it can capture the detail of the strainers in a way that most other mics can't. It'll also get thrown on guitar cabs and some vocals.