I’m sure there is tons of info somewhere about this, but I figured I would start a thread. Before a big band rehearsal last night I installed my Fishman Full Circle on my full carved that already had the Realist Life Line installed. I run the bass to a Fishman Platinum Stage Preamp, and to the House amp that I keep flat. What I found was: the realist had lower volume then the full circle. It also was so dark I had to really turn up the low pass filter and kill all the low mids. Even with the preamp like this I had to crank up the preamp and amp volume, had a muddy tone, and super long sustain (no feedback). I switched to the full circle half way through rehearsal and it sounded great (obviously with some eq changes). The director loved the tone. Has anyone else had these issues? Everyone seems to rave about realist pickups, but they all seem to be overly dark and hard to get a true natural tone for me. I had the copper before switching to the full circle because I had the same issues.