In this Instagram photo posted by Audio-Technica, Joe Perry can be seen performing live and playing guitar for [Aerosmith](http://equipboard.com/band/aerosmith) while standing in front of his guitar amps. The post explains that Perry was one of the first musicians to use studio microphones to mic guitar amplifiers during live performances. They go on to say, "Pictured here is Joe’s setup which included AT4050s on his guitar cabinets." "AT4050s" in this case refers to multiple Audio-Technica AT4050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphones.more
This is a great mic for the price. About $600, which is still expensive but you're getting one of the best entry level condensers at this price. It will pick up every sound in the room and there's not much eq or processing needed, as far as recording volume is concerned. Knocked off a star because I can't figure out why my mic isn't producing sound anymore. Might have to check with warranty.