I just got my DPA 4099b about a month ago to use mostly for recording. I play in a couple bands and have used it at one gig with my bluegrass/olde tyme band. The one thing I noticed, besides the awesome natural bass sound, was how sensitive it is. I picked up a lot of the other instruments when I was recording - and that was with a partition in between me and the others. I know that it was designed to be a live mic but it seems pretty sensitive for the stage. I don't ever plan to use it with my rock/blues/grass band but I am afraid that at some gigs with my other string bands, I may run into feedback issues. So, I know there are many DPA owners out there and I would like your input as to what types of music you are playing with your DPA as well as how you use it - ie how you eq it, mic positioning and if you use a preamp or anything. I would like to be using it in the studio and on stage so I can get all my money's worth out of it.