The reason I purchased a Shure Beta 87C vocal mic for use when singing behind the kit, was that I thought it's cardioid polar pattern would prevent too much cymbal and snare pic-up from the rear as well as the studio quality sound.
It is also lighter than my other vocal mics, so I could have the double boom stand at almost any usable angle.
It never did work and when I recently re-positioned the mic, so that it was directly in front of me at forehead height, to help avoid bad posture and breathing, it made it worse.
Before I spent more money, I tried one of my Shure Beta 58a's, which are normally no good in the studio for vocals, due to the high monitor positions being right in line with the rear of the mics.
It worked very well and the heavy duty K&M mic stand with the additional extra boom arm, took the additional weight without unbalancing.
Last Edit: Nov 10, 2014 20:34:19 GMT 1 by John Bell