I have a late '40's Kay bass and need to find a superior pickup scenario for it. I've been using a Realist but I don't think it's ultimately a good match for this bass - some notes just disappear, others are very woofy and the overall sound is just not very authoritative. My priorities are resistance to feedback (some fairly high volume gigs) and as natural reproduction as possible. I'm not opposed to a mic/pickup blend but a mic always scares me with respect to feedback. The Rick Turner pickup sounds like a good possibility but I'm always hesitant to have to send the bridge away for installation. I'm willing to spend $300 or more. Any input would be welcome. I don't mean to post and run, but I'm leaving town in a couple of days.