My Upshot Kit arrived this afternoon and I used it at a gig tonight in a small theater at an assisted living facility. I am happy to report that it performed just as I was hoping it would. I had pre ordered the Doubleshot but after talking to Golliher Music about my specific needs he suggested that the Upshot would do what I wanted with less weight and bulk. I play with a acoustic bluegrass group and the leader was always saying that he couldn't hear me well enough and I was digging in the best I could. Well, I placed the Upshot on the floor with the amp attached with the included bracket right behind the bass and set the input at about 50% and the master vol at 50% and wow, problem solved. By the way we are a rather large group with 2 guitars, banjo, mandolin, 3 fiddles, and bass. The backpack holds the kit along with all the cables and is easy to throw over one shoulder to make it a one trip load. So far, so good.