Originally Posted by Slap Back
Bruce Swedien shows a nifty mic and technique for upright bass in one of his videos...maybe someone knows of it and a link? He uses a long skinny mic wrapped in foam wedged under the bridge...
Better yet maybe Bruce could do us the honor of chiming in here?
You can also stick a LDC there. I think I would use omni if that close to the sound source. Probably a good technique if recording rockabilly?
But if you're recording classical you probably want to have some more distance.