Originally Posted by Jeremy5000
So when recording, (and in rare instances where I get behind a live console), I usually like to exclude some low frequency from the bass guitar to "tighten up" the kick drum.
So I just want to try simplify the all around control of bass frequencies by having a bass that cuts the lows.
ehh, i don't see it.
passive bass rolloff on the instrument usually just neuters the thing. also, there's phase-shift weirdness involved that might not translate so well onto the recording.
still, next time you're in a music store, try out a G&L bass; set it to passive, and check out the last knob (IIRC). it's a passive bass-cut, using i believe a .0047μF cap on a 1MΩ pot to block lows when turned down.