Well it arrived! My new K&K Trinity upgrade system. I am using the Realist to blend with the Mic. It is unreal! The Mic on it's own sounds exactly like my bass, and is incredibly feedback resistant. I love how it picks up the "attack", without being scratchy. It would be great on it's own for the smaller trio gigs that I play, but in a loud band situation, the microphone would probably start to feedback. The great thing is, I can kick in the Realist, and it solves all of the problems! The Realist was the only way(so I had thought) to get the sound I wanted, but the G was always weaker than the other strings. Also, If I push the pickup to hard, it gets boomy. However, with the Trinity system, I can use the Mic to thicken the sound on the upper register, and the Realist to add low end. The sound is incredible. I have never been able to get this much low end out of my amp without feedback. That and the clarity I get from the mic gives me my "perfect" sound. I am thrilled to death!!