Excerpt: Thrifty New Englander that I am, I often check the daily “Stupid Deal” at musiciansfriend.com. It can be pretty hit-or-miss. Usually, the item is something kind of useless, like an entry-level distortion box for twenty bucks or a ten-pack of odd-gauge guitar strings. But sometimes intriguing things show up. Recently, the new Nady RSM-3 ribbon mic was available for $129 with free shipping. Well, at that price, I figured it was worth a try.