If you haven't seen the thread or heard of this new mic that is coming out soon check out this thread: Chuck Israels signature mic I was so impressed with the sound of the bass on the recording that I contacted the people making this mic and asked if they would be interested in sponsoring a 'traveling demo'. They were excited about the idea and have agreed to provide a mic for us to trial. For those of you who remember how we did this when the Headway EDB-2 first came out, this will work much the same way. One of us will trial the mic for a time - perhaps a week or two - and 'put it through its paces'. Preferably with some time spent both using it live on stage as well as recording. The demo on their website was done without acoustically separating the instruments and the lack of 'bleed' this mic has allows for keeping all the instruments in the same space. Personally, I feel this is a much nicer way to record and allows for a synergy that is difficulty to get when you are in an isolation booth. (Full disclosure: I don't have much experience recording, but I have had enough to develop the opinion just expressed). I'd like to get perhaps a half-dozen or so fellow TB bassists interested in participating. I AM EXPECIALLY INTERESTED IN HAVING 'TESTERS' WHO HAVE PREVIOUS MICING EXPERIENCE, ESPECIALLY WITH OTHER 'HIGH-END' MICS SUCH AS THE DPA OR SCHOEPS. The claims and hopes for this mic regarding 1. Sound Quality, 2. Feedback resistance, and 3. Lack of Bleed are quite high and would best be tested in comparison to other high-quality mics. This project won't get started till perhaps August as they don't have a mic available for me yet - it's that new. If you are interested in participating please shoot me a message and, if I don't know this about you already, please give me a short description of your current or previous mic experience and what kind of gear you are presently using. Thanks for you interest, I look forward to another productive Talkbass Gear Trial.