I hope to be able to explain all clearly with my English... I had a "basic" old Fishman pickup and I used it in a lot of live situations. No problems of feedB but bad sound... Now a friend of mine borrowed me an AKG c 419 B-lock Microph. "Just try and you'll see" he told me. This thing don't appears to be born for a Bass. But I tried at home and It sounds Great. It has a little optional described as "Battery operated phantom power supply and mixer for one or two microphones". This sincerely seems a bit a toy and I'm thinking to buy a Pre Amp. (something of cheap) I currently "do my sound" using a Gallien K. MB150S112. But I'm full of troubles on how organize the things and if this Microph + preamp + Gallien K. can be a good idea. And then which cheap pre Amp can be the right one? I'm looking for some Advices... Thanks in advance , Emi.