Hi Lynn, I'll admit up front that many things having to do with sound design and sound systems are a mystery to me, at least for now. But since I'm hoping to pursue this ever more frequently as time moves on, I think it's best to start gaining some knowledge! My good friend is a music director where I live and since music directors are always looking for instrumentalists to fill out their pit orchestras, he just so happens to draft me onto the bass book whenever the opportunity arises. (Not like I'm complaining though!) Obviously 95% of bass books for theater double at least electric and upright having proper amplification for both is very important. I spent some time recently, while working on Next To Normal (if you're familiar with it) getting the setup for electric up to par, however until recently I've never really given much thought to proper amplification for my acoustic bass... However I think it's time I invest in something reliable. The show I'm working on now - Urinetown - is only a band of 5 - Piano, Drums, Reeds, Trombone, Bass - and space is rather limited (as it usually is...) so I was looking at mics that clip onto the bridge. Are those a good route to go? If so do you have any recommended manufacturers/models? Other than that, any advice you might be able to offer to someone going this route with their musical career? Thanks! -Dave P.