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Jeff Macdonald

    I think it's all preference and experimentation with hat mics - as you said if you have a basher they rarely get used. Warren likes to tape a 57 to an SDC and go straight down. I like the CLA method of a foot back pointed at the centre of the snare. In my opinion you can never have enough snare - but watch out for phase issues and smearing with this as different setups (e.g. hihat heights/snare heights) won't allow it to work very well. A 57 pointed at the bell of the top cymbal pointed straight down is a nice mo-townish sound that works well more times than it doesn't. SM7s also sound great on hats, but I'd throw the SM7 on the snare before a track that may endup on the floor come mix.