*** Background > After a lot of investigations, some listening and quite a lot of reading here on RAP and elsewhere, I have now ordered a couple of large diaphragm condensers (Studio Projects TB1 and B1) for my project studio, and will probably have them here next week. I have checked many other mics, but decided agains at least some of them for various reasons; i.e. I find the NT1000 to be a tad too bright, needing too much EQ, the AE5400 is difficult to get here, the AT4050 is nice, but too expensive for me, the AT4040 does not have enough character, the Baby Bottle is also very nice, but expensive and maybe have too much character as a general mic, etc ;-) Anyway, the TB1 and B1 will live here together with a couple of Dynamics (Shure SM58, AKG D-3800), a so-so medium sized electret condensor of some unnamed brand and 2 Behringer ECM-8000 small diaphragm omnis. The idea with the TB1 is to have a nice, warm and smooth mic for vocals and acoustic instruments (guitar, some percussion, maybe a bit of alto-sax and flute), though still one with some sizzle and top. For backing vox and not-so-in-front acoustic tracks, and for variety, I was planning to use another (cleaner) solid-state mic, and ended up with the B1 as a first attempt, since I guess it has a resonably un-coloured sound. *** Questions > My worry, though, is that since the TB1 and the B1 uses the same capsule, will they sound too identical, giving rise too a 'signature sound' on my recordings? If I stick with the TB1, is the B1 then a good complement? Or would I have a greater sonic palette if I keep the TB1 and get e.g. an MXL V67G or a C1 instead of the B1? I know these sound somewhat different than the B1, but as a general purpose mic, do they go well together with a TB1 valve mic... or would I be better of dropping the valve mic now, and just get a B1 and either a C1 or a MXL V67G to go with it? Your comments will be much appreciated, -- Per. PS: In case Ty or someone else would ask, I _can_ easily hear the difference on e.g. www.thelisteningsessions.com between a recording done between any of these mics, or between one of them and a more expensive classic, such as a TLM103, AKG-414, U87, etc. I just don't have the budget to invest more at the moment, and I'm not really asking which of those mics are "just like an U87" ;-) I know none of them are, but it seems to me that the SP C1, B1, TB1 and MXL V67G are all OK for their price, and will be useful.