I know it's been stated here before, but I just wanted to personally relay to everyone here that the DPA 4099B mic absolutely rules. I just got mine about 2 weeks ago, and use it in conjunction with a Realist. It really brought my live bass sound to life, especially with arco, finger/fretboard noise, and overall clarity. I love the Realist, but it's virtually impossible to get any sort of realism out of it from about 4k on up. It has incredible feedback resistance too, which is amazing for a condenser mic. I did 5 shows with it last week on big stages with no amp -- just a blend of the Realist and DPA through my monitor, and no feedback at all. Well I could go on -- but, in summary -- 2 thumbs up.