I’m getting sick of seeing things like “A D112 is a kick drum mic”.
You can put ANY MIC in front of ANY SOURCE, it may or may not sound how you want.
How to mic anything:
Step 1 – Put a transducer where the good sound comes out.
Step 2 – Listen. If the result is worse than real life then it’s the wrong mic. If it sounds good, start recording.
Step 3 – Repeat until you find the right mic or run out of options.
Once you start using multiple mics (non-stereo) it gets a tiny bit more complicated but the rule of thumb I go by for placing a single mic.