I was thinking of getting a Beta 98/S to mic my banjo and papoose (little guitar.) Would this be the best mic or should I opt for something else? Mobility is not too demanding, meaning wireless is not necessary.
Any reason you have to mount the mic on the instrument? This leads to lots of mechanical noise being transferred into the microphone.
We suggest a flat response condenser mic (KSM137; SM81; SM94) mounted on a floor stand. Then the only "connection" between the mic and the instrument is acoustical.
To see which microphones we recommend for acoustic guitar, see our online Selection Guide at: Which microphone should I use on ... ? (Selection Guides)