I picked up a used Pub 280 about 2 weeks ago, based largely on the adamant and convincing testimonies of Adrian Cho. This thing is freakin' unbelievable. Warm, fat lows, not muddy, an even response up and down the whole range of the bass. It's very realistic, transparent, and clean. I also got it for a great price, and Lou Roten was very helpful with post-purchase suggestions. It's got to be the best sounding rig I've played through for DB. (I had previously used an AI Coda, and before that a WW green light into an EA CXL-110). Now I am planning (when finances allow) to upgrade my other stuff to really get the most out of this bad boy. I currently have a Trinity mic/Underwood going into a Raven Labs PMB-II. My thought is to replace the Trinity with an AMT mic and the Underwood with a Dyn-B, as consensus seems to be these are the best mic and pickup respectively. But this raises some concerns. 1. Since the Dyn-B is supposedly very "mic-like", will this be redundant to use in conjunction with the AMT? IOW, maybe I should consider something other than the Dyn-B, that is not "mic-like". Also, there are occasions when I have to play in noisy environments, or rooms with bad acoustics where the trinity just isn't cutting through, and I have to use more pickup, or even turn the mic completely off. Again, will the Dyn-B have the some problem cutting through that a mic does? 2. I have heard of some people with very resonant basses having difficulty with feedback on the Dyn-B. Anybody else experience this? I almost NEVER have any trouble with feedback with my current setup, and I consider my bass to be fairly resonant. 3. The Pub has just the one input, so I'll need to blend the AMT and Dyn-B into something first. But I don't want to have to monkey around with two separate preamps plus another box to combine them, and I understand it's not advisable to send the signal through two preamps anyway. 4. Is the AMT really that much better than the Trinity? (I know we've been there, I just thought I might flush out some more responses.) I'd be specifically interested in comments from Pub users, though all are welcome. Those who have had their Pubs for some time, what do you find works best? Also, I'm interested to know about what placement - how high, tilted or not, where in relation to the bass, etc. you've had success with. THANKS!