I was just curious what brand and model mics do you tend to use in different situations. use Shure PM-58's for most vocals -cheaper than the SM-58, almost as good a quality(have to put them side-by-side to hear the diff), but can't take the same ungodly abuse that the SM-58 can handle.) use Shure SM-58's for any event that is outdoors or is attached to a portable setup Use Shure SM-57's and PM-57's as instrument pickups(guitar, bongos (does anybody know of a better mike to use for picking up bongos?), and piano Not going to list the wireless mics, as that conversation is under a different topic in the sound questions forum Audio-Technica has a new vocal condensor mic out and it's gotten really good reviews. I'll post a link when I find one.