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An SM57 or 58 is not capable of capturing the sounds of an upright acoustic bass, not to me anyway 😉 your mileage WILL vary.

This is the only bass instrument in the group, and you have eliminated all the nice low end sound of that instrument by using the a 200 Hz HPF.

Pointing a mic at the F hole is going to give you the sound that is inside the bass. We don’t want what it sounds like inside, same for an acoustic guitar pointing the mic at the hole (not good) you want to do your best to capture the whole instrument,…point a cardioid condensor mic towards the bridge and don’t run it so hot in the monitors, that is my suggestion.