I just got my New Standard La Scala bass last week and have really been enjoying it. This bass plays so nicely that it has made me a better player. For those of you who record DBs, what is your mic technique? My bass is equipped with a realist pickup and I have a large diaphram condenser mic, but I have so far been unhappy with my recording sound. My best results were with the mic about 2 feet from the bass and 16" off the ground and a separate track recording the realist signal. Any suggestions? The sound I got had a lot of fingerboard and string noise, and I would like to capture more "body."