I've been wanting to do this for a little while and this thread by Jonas has inspired me to go ahead and do it. Here are samples of six pickups/mics. I'm going to leave them anonymous for a little while to get some unbiased opinions on the sounds. (the order has also been randomized). All were recorded through an EA Doubler into a little Tascam DR-07 recorder. I did a little EQing on the Doubler (mostly cutting the mids) to try to get them closer to a "gig" sound rather than leaving the EQ flat. Of course on the gig, the sound would be mixing with the acoustic sound of the bass and would also be going through the Doubler power amp and coming out of whatever bass speaker was being used. All of this would of course change the final perceived sound on the gig. Let me know what you think of the different sounds and I will reveal the contestants shortly.