As a recently converted mic-only player, I am very curious to hear about fellow double bass players that use a mic exclusively, too. There are a lot of threads in the Talkbass archives concerning this topic (which I have read before making the decision to sell my Schertler Dyn-B pickup and get a mic), but I would like to know what mic-only players use as their setup nowadays. I'll start off myself: I use a Neumann KM 185 mic (which is a hypercardioid) on a stand, together with an SPL Gainstation mic preamp, a Lab.gruppen iP 450 power amp, and a Glockenklang Acoustic Art Mk. I cab. My bass is strung with Pirastro Permanents (which are all steel strings). So, now tell me about yours! Vincent BTW: I would prefer if this thread would not turn into a mic-vs-pickup debate; each have their own advantages and disadvantages, and choice between the one or the other is highly personal, as I have experienced myself. Thanx!