After reading a previous thread about battery life on the NS series of basses I have to agree that I feel my NS CR4M is a bit severe on juice and when the batteries start to loose their life half way through a gig, you are left with the farting and flapping of a speaker cab not getting enough juice from the bass and it can be really annoying. I run my bass with an AI Clarus 1 (series II ) which doesnt have a phantom power facility. The new series III amps seem to have it but only from the XLR out. My question is does anyone else using an NS manage to run it by phantom power and if so what do you use, as most of the units you can buy such as feedback busters etc can supply phantom power to mic end connectors only. I guess in simple terms...can you buy a device that will phantom power an 18v preamp system using a regular jack to jack cable?