My current gear:
TC Helicon VoiceSolo Monitor
EV SXA100 PA Speaker (1) - I do small gigs and hard pan to left
Digitech Vocalist Live Pro
I am looking to upgrade my vocal mic and possibly add a preamp in between. I've been using the 87A for over 2 years now and at the $250 price point it's OK (have previously used the EV ND767, then the EV RE20 (yes, live) ... My voice is a bit on the thin side (like an early Clapton) and nasally (a bit like Lennon's), though my vocal coach says it's not nasal at all it's resonant. My range is pretty good up to a high "G", (with "D" being the cutoff into "head voice" aka "falsetto").
One interesting bit:
A mic that I normally use to record with (KEL HM1) actually does sound very much better live on me (in rehearsal) than the 87A, but picks up the guitar (Martin D-42 using K&K Pure Western). When I kick in a 3rd harmony above (for example) on the Digitech - the guitar is affected and makes the whole thing sound awful.
Would appreciate any thoughts/suggestions from folks with experience on what may be an appropriate mic choice for this type of voice and setting. In other words, I'm looking for a mic that would make my voice sound a bit fuller.
Also, if a preamp would help.
I'm open on $$$ for the mic up to $800 or so.