I've recently started using my DB in live gigs and am using a Realist pickup through a Suitcase amp. My bass has a lovely acoustic sound and I'm only using the amp when I have to. The sound with the Realist is great but slightly one-dimensional compared to the acoustic sound. To try and improve and add complexity to my electronically aided sound, I'd love to experiment with a bit of a mix of PU and mic; I've been searching on here and that seems to be the preferred method for this kind of thing. I have access to some Sure SM57s and I thought they might cover the mic job for my initial forays into this area. My question is how to best use them; a sound guy recently asked me how best to mic the bass to get a nice blend, and I had to confess that I had no idea. "Just point the mic at the bass" was the best I could manage! I've seen some players mount mics directly to their instruments, almost behind the bridge, and it seems a good way of maintaining a constant micing position (I tend to move a lot when playing making it hard to stay consistently near mics on stands). Any advice on how to do this well (or badly!)? So, any tips would be most welcome! Thanks guys.