Hello bassy people! Perhaps you folks could help me out with the following problem. Next tuesday (it's sunday evening now) I'm recording again and I could be needing some advice/experiences. I recently read an article in Bassmagazine (a dutch magazine) where a pro guy told that recording a bass passive gives better results when having the volume at about 80%. This because of the fact passive sound looses bass quicker then treble frequencies. In the end one attains a better basssound on the record. A very good example of having the 'oomph' problem is on Jaco's debutalbum, 'Come on over'. This could be easily solved by the point mentioned above. Listen well and you'll find out. Now my situation: I have a Lakland Skyline 55-02 with a very nice preamp in it. The output of the stock Bartolini's is quite low, so the preamp just 'normalizes' the output of other pups compared to pickups with a high output. Should I use the preamp anyway (I use FX regulary too) or should I run the bass in passive mode. Strangely enough I don't have the 'oomph' problem when recording straight into the soundcard (which is how it's going to be recorded in addition to the mic in front of my Bag End speakers) but I was wondering if it improves the sound when using the tips above. Quite a story, but thank you for reading. Any feedback is appreciated!