Originally Posted by Jonathan Fisher
Are any of you using microphones only to amplify your sound? If so what are you using?Please let me know your thoughts.
I've had my tried my share of miniature condenser microphones. Currently, for FOH I'm fond of the DPA 4099B. It's easy to mound, especially with the new DVote version. I have moved to an Ehrlund EAP and Preamp for most of my gigs. It's a surface mounted "linear microphone" that sounds very natural on my bass. Unfortunately, they just took a considerable price bump. Gollihur Music does offer them on a trial basis, where you can audition one and return it within 7 days.
If I had unlimited funds I would probably go with a Schoeps CMC6 + MK41 Capsule. I've heard Larry Grenadier use that set up live. It sounds wonderful. He also uses the "Really Nice Pre Amp".