Thank you all for the replies. I think that one of you asked what I like playing- rock, blues, funk. I think that some of the recording that friends want to do is slightly more old college radio, alternative type stuff. I am getting stuff gradually for cash reasons. My first item- audix i5 for snare came in the mail today. I do have a quick follow up. The online lists of top overhead condenser mics have a mix of small diaphram and large. But many other articles say only use large diaphragm for Glyn Johns four mike method. Are small diaphragm only ok as overheads if you are also close miking the toms?