Alright, so in trying out a mic only solution I'm totally digging this and going to just stick with placing a mic on a small tripod next to the bass. No H-Clamp, no nada on the bass. Weight/size won't be a restriction. Currently using an EV Cardinal (cardioid). Tried it out in rehearsal and things went pretty well. What helps is that I have my bass cab on a speaker stand so I think that physically makes it more difficult to get feedback. However, that obviously won't stop bleed from other instruments. Sounded pretty stellar otherwise - I may just keep using it. But wondering what other options there are? Something hypercardioid? Price? Probably up for spending $500-600. Oh yeah couple interesting things. * My rig is Mic -> EDB-2 channel 2 input -> Focus SA -> Wizzy 10. With the Headway, I had the EQ section bypassed for most of the session and I didn't even notice it. * With the cardinal on a mini-boom, I actually had the mic facing the bass f-hole about 10-12" away. Great ballsy bassy sound. I know this is eschewed by most folks but I was digging what I was getting. It's been a while since I played with mics but this sounds better than having it close mic'ed. I'll just have to suffer having to carry the tripod around with me. * Also with the mic unattached to the bass, I could move around mid-song and get a more in-your-face sound if I got really close. * I'll be keeping the realist on hand as backup. Thoughts?