The 8 Best Bass Drum Mics

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Whether you're looking to capture the sound of your kick drum live or in a studio, the bass drum mics on our list will provide you with the means to hear that desirable punch and resonance. Their cartridges are tuned to pick up low frequencies, so many of them can also double as microphones for bass amps, heavy brass, acoustic guitars, and more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best bass drum mic on Amazon.

8. Electro-Voice PL33

7. Shure PGA52-LC Cardioid

6. Beyerdynamic M88 TG

5. Audix D6 Dynamic

4. Sennheiser e602 II Evolution Series

3. Lewitt Reference Class Dual Element

2. Shure Beta 52A Supercardioid

1. AKG D112 MkII Professional


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on February 07, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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