I have a K&K Bass Max and tonight it saw its last performance. I thought I'd done an excellent job securing it in the bridge wing. I spent a good couple of minutes shimming it. I have a German/Bausch bridge (the surfaces of the bridge wings are not parallel) but I was told by several people that this wouldn't be a problem at all, including the person who sold me the pickup. Unfortunately, it fell out of the bridge wing in the middle of a song at my gig tonight at NJPAC. Nobody in the band actually noticed, which is cool. The bad part is nobody in the house heard a note I played after the pickup fell out because the engineer decided to plug it into a DI and send it to the PA. I wanted to use a mic for the house and have the pickup/amp there just as a safety net; if the drummer got too loud, I could turn it on/up. That didn't happen, though, and the audience got a bass solo that was molto pianissimo. I'm not knocking the Bass Max for falling out. I probably shouldn't have got it in the first place. I did have another issue this evening with the metal attachment that hooks around the A and D strings loosening up and causing a nasty buzz, but that seemed like a fixable problem. The real dilemma here is that the pickup design is not a good match for me. I need a pickup that is easy to switch between basses but does not involve sticking it in the bridge wing. Is there anything out there that will do the job and sound reasonably good? Thanks a lot for your time, guys and girls.