Been using a Fishman BP100 & preamp w/peizos clipped to treble side f holes on my old Supernil strung Kay for years on Bluegrass gigs, run straight thu the board. Not the best, but 15 yrs ago its was about all there was. Really should get something better. Looks like its gonna be the Bass Max or a Realist, with a 2 channel K&K pre and K&K mic to blend in when conditions allow. Best sound would be a good mic on a stand, but I move around a lot and also sing some, so I need to be free from a mike stand. We also have a large group w/ a lot of mikes so feedback can become an issue with a clip on mic. The way the Bass Max mounts looks shaky to me, like it might easily get knocked out. The Realist looks like a more bombproof setup wedged under the bridge foot. Whatever I get I'll leave it on as I only have one bass. Which would be best for a uncolored, old school gut kinda of a sound?