How about a snare drum in your face?
Outstanding! I've tried so many mics on a snare drum, including SM57, Neumann KM84 (yes, old school), ribbons, you name it. This mic is the best yet. The capturing of the snare sound is fantastic. I usually mic the top of the snare with this, but point it a bit at the shell itself and run into an Avalon 737-SP w/ Babyface mod. It made me want to cry the first time I used it! It's also great on percussion and horns!