Dear, Folks Thanks to your help (thread related Larry & Ben's gear), I just bought fish man Full Circle. And I decide that I use both Full Circle and Mic. I searched the TB for Mic information. And I found some mics. 1) Choeps cmc6 + Mk41 2) Neumann KM 185 3) Audio Technica ATM 350 4) DPA 4099B. These are my plan. (Live situation) 1) MIC - FOH or 2)MIC-MICPRE-FOH (Practice purpose recording) 1)MIC - apogee duet 2)MIC - MICPRE-duet Unfortunately,, My MAXIMUM budget is about $2,000 So if I choose choeps - I cannot buy mic pre. and If i choose KM185 - I can buy mic pre but about $1,000 and if I choose ATM350 - I can buy mic pre about $1,500 When I'm in the small club live situation, Is micpre necessarry? What is the most wise choice? And if your recommendation is mic with mic-pre, could you recommend micpre that is usefull at the live situation? add: My bass is holzhner and I use Velvet Garbo string.!! Thanks a lot!