Quick story.....old band....BL would use a kick drum mic on a short stand pointed inside the drum hole. But he would always ask the drummer to kick the snot outta his kick. I kept telling him, you have to eq it to get that nice thump. Asking the drummer to pound on his kick drum so hard, he's going to break the drum head! He just didn't get it. All through the gigs he would turn around and motion to the drummer to hit harder! What brand and model do you think is the best mic for kick drum?? And what is the best way to mic a kick drum? On a short stand pointed just inside the hole or laid down inside the kick drum.