Re: clamp on mic/ Collings MT-O
Probably more of an equipment question than a builders question. Mods might se fit to move your thread.
This topic has indeed been covered many times over.
Depending on your budget I would suggest:
K&K silver bullet
Audio Technica ATM 35 (Or 350)
No matter what your budget I would suggest:
Using the above brands/models as keywords, search for previous discussions on the pros and cons of each.
PROTIP: You might have more luck using google and entering site:mandolincafe.com along with your keywords as the cafe's search function will not search for words with three letters or less.
Hereby & forthwith, any instrument with an odd number of strings shall be considered broken. With regard to mix levels, usually the best approach is treating the mandolin the same as a cowbell.