Like most, we're trying to get the most bang for the buck out of a limited recording budget. Option A is to just use two mics to record drums, i.e., one decent kick drum mic and one decent overhead condensor that would also be used for recording vocals after the drums are done? As a variation, Option A1, we could use a SM57 type dynamic mic underneath the snare, making it a three mic set up. We can afford a decent condensor with a tube pre thrown in but that, with the kick drum mic, would probably exhaust our budget. We're debating using a set up like that vs. Option B: getting drum-mounted condensors/dynamics - one for each tom and for the snare, plus the kick drum mic plus one or two overhead condensors - probably not of the same quality as Option A and not with a tube mic pre. The benefit of the Option A, in my mind, is that we get a little bit better equipment and the set up is a little easier to manage. The benefit of Option B is that it *may* make it easier to go back and fix the balance in the drums during mixing if there's a problem. Thanks for any insights or opinions.