I am using this to mic up a Cajon. I expected it to perform well at the soundhole of the box, and it does- but better than anticipated. It is full without adding any boom, and does a surprisingly good job of reproducing the "snap" or the snare sounds as well- both at the soundhole as well as in front of the Cajon. Im sure this would be a great kick mic, and based on its characteristics I think it'd be a monster on a bass cabinet. Build quality seems good. No complaints here!