This is a great sounding microphone at an unbelievably low price for what it is. On the other hand you have to be gentle with this mic, it's ideal in studio situations, where you can really take care of something, I don't know what this would be like in a busy touring band, it's not like a PA Mic that you can throw in the back of a van, if you take care of this microphone like you take care of your instrument it will be fine, and it will last you a long time. Not like some musicians I know that just wrap up the leads quickly and throw them in a box and onto the next gig. this microphone needs taken care of and protection. well this microphone is so cheap I would buy a second one as a spare if you're planning to tour.