I'm having trouble getting a natural sound for an Upright Bass (contrabass) in a live room with drums. I've been micing the bass and distancing the player from the drums by 10 - 15 feet, i'm not an isolation junky so I don't mind getting the tracks a little messy. Any frequencies i'm not getting that I want I put through an amplifier and let it bleed into the microphone from behind the bassist. Using a Shure Beta 52 for that. I feel like i'm going in circles here, any suggestions (mic placement and the sort)? p.s. when I listen to old jazz records (30s,40s,50s) they seemed to be able to get the bass clear through with live drums, i'm not sure if they had real isolation booths back then. I'm trying to do anything I can to avoid using room dividers. if anybody could give me a tip you would be saving me some gray hairs, thanks.