THANK YOU, PETER AXELSON !! I LOVE your Chuck Israels Microphone. I have called myself a 'Gear Junkie', but, truth be told, it's all in the service of Sound. While many bassists are concerned with their technique and their ability to execute stunning virtuoso performances, I am far more concerned 'Just with the Sound'. If I can play simply, yet tastefully (and in tune) I am a very happy camper. With all that said, I have been doing some 'home' recordings with a fabulous pianist, Jonathan Markow, and two different singers, Meghan Causey and Amy Hancock. Both vocalists are very talented and a treat to work with and enough different from each other that they don't step on each other's toes. Here are a couple of tunes we recorded this week with Amy in Jonathan's home studio. As I've mentioned before, he has a wonderful Yamaha Grand and records directly into his computer using quality mics, INCLUDING THE CHUCK ISRAELS MIC ON THE BASS. And BTW, you'd have to pry those Obligatos out of my cold, dead hands.