Today, I bought the Mesa Walkabout 12" combo... because I had a gig tonight and pretty much had to get something - and this is the only thing I could get decent tone from. Well - when I got to the venue - the sound guy had a condenser mic and an instrument mic set up on a tripod and said he'd rather I go through that setup. It was FANTASTIC. I really never considered mic'ing the bass live because feedback has been such a major issue with my golden trinity. Hmm. I think I might be returning the Mesa tomorrow, and looking into something like this for a regular setup. We always have a PA, but I had just never tried things this way.... Thoughts?