The other day I was posting in a thread here about a DPA mic and a art preamp, one of those little brick things. So, it has inspired me so mess around with a mic. I have had a audix m1290 miniture condenser mic and I have an old art studio mp mic pre, similar to the one in the other thread but without the tone shaping things.
So here is what it looks like on the bass:
I quick and dirty used a nylon screw through a tailpiece hole with 2 rubber bushings on either side of the tailpiece to isolate it from vibrations and to keep the weight down as low as possible. I then recorded it using audacity on my mac (sorry about the poor fade at the end) Here is the recording: http://soundcloud.com/sound-drifter/audix-mic-sample
The bass it an eastman 305.
I kind of like it. It has this pipe-organish sound. I have no idea how this would work on stage with a loud band and all, but I was playing through a small playback system in the live room and I had it pretty loud and no feed back. I know that isn't a stage. I do suspect a low-pass filter would be essential for stage at the bare minimum, but neat. This place inspires me