Has anyone tried a pickup that they found worked particularly well with the acoustic image contra? Despite it's monicker, I'm having a hard time getting a good acoustic sound out of my acoustic image contra amp. I've had it for years and for a while I just pretty much stopped using it and have been playing mostly acoustic. But now I have a weekly gig that's (too) loud and I've had to dust off the AI. It almost sounds like a direct out to me. I'm using a realist pickup which sounds OK if the house has a back line with a big rig (4 8"s or something like that). I'm open to indicting either one (the amp or the pickup). I'm sure you all know how frustrating it is to have so many options coupled with the inconvenience (and cost) of trying even a couple different things. I have an old Czech flat back with a really nice punch and a dark tone. I'd very much like to preserve some of that through an amp. Thanks a lot!