Regulars here know I have a weakness for mics that don't cost an arm and a leg (I have several that DO cost, well, a leg anyway, and one only has so many arms and legs!). Soooo.... Recently I was offered a good deal on a Groove Tubes GT67 tube mic, large diaphragm (LD) condenser, with shock mount, etc. I already have, and very much like, a GT33 small diaphragm condenser which I use on some acoustic guitars, and I liked it so much I got my son one. This mic lists for $900, but you can get them for around $700-750. So I figured based on the 33, this can't be too bad, and it got some good reviews from guys like Russ Long (Carport Studios, Nashville). So I bought it. Yesterday I had a vocal session in my studio, and after trying a few mics the day before, the vocalist had sounded best with an AKG 414BULS. Anyway, I put up the GT67, just to try it out. I had heard it was a great mic for stringed instruments and percussion, but I really didn't expect all that much on vox. To my utter astonishment, I liked it better with this male vocalist. It was less "boxy" sounding than the 414, seemed to have a more transparent, less pinched high end, and otherwise sounded as good as the 414 in every respect. And it was simply more "dynamic" which always makes a mic sound more 3 dimensional IMHO. Now I have to say, any time you can get a multipattern tube condenser with a nice power supply, shockmount and cable for under a grand, you have to take a good look at it, and I have had a few in this price range that were very good. Before this, my favorite inexpensive tube condenser was a Rode NTK, which is a nice fat sounding mic, but maybe a little too fat on some voices; it tends to get a little wooly if you're not careful. Not so this GT67, at least so far. It seems a bit more transparent. Granted, it has this weird whizzer cone technology to augment the high end, etc, but truthfully it's surprisingly good. It also seems well made, with excellent fit/finish/metalwork. Seems like a good addition to the LSchefman mic locker.