According to this transcription of a February 1982 issue of *U2 Magazine*, "Larry has a somewhat unusual drum set up. Not that the kit itself was unusual, but it was arranged in an unusual manner and had several unusual extras. The basic kit is a very impressive all black Tama Fiberstar - all single headed, and including a 24" kick drum, 16" and 18" floor toms, and a selection of rather deep rack toms. The snare was a Ludwig 14"x61 " steel shell and he also has a pair of Latin Percussion Timbale. The cymbals comprised Zildjian 18" thin ride; 18" thin crash; 18" medium crash; 18" pang and 21" ride, with Paiste 14" hi-hats on a Premier Trilock pedal. The rest of the stands are Tama. The kit is miked using Sennheiser 421's for the kick and the floor toms, Shure SM57's for rack toms and snare, Electro-voice RE10 on the hi-hat and AKG D190's on the rest. No overhead mikes."more
On the overheads we had a Neumann U 67 and AKG D190, both in the center above the snare. We then would choose one or get a blend that worked for each song. Occasionally I added a second pair of overheads, some Sony pencil condensers in x-y, just in front of the kit about two meters off the ground. These microphones sound very hard and in your face, so it worked out great.more
I know these were meant to work like an SM57, but I prefer this much more. It's just a little bit darker, but that makes a world of difference. On vocals, it has a nice tone. Nothing too crisp, great for garage rock type sounds. I bought four of these a while back for $50 with cases, and I'm not disappointed.
(Mine is actually the D190 ES) Very uncommon and it has a very strange sound that works for pretty much anything you would want to record. Its weakpoint is probably vocals, though it handles sibilance really well.