So i was dicking around on Youtube and i found this : Recap : Spoiler So basically the guy is saying that the common recording technique for bass in modern metal, also known as the "record the bass with a Sansamp and compress the sh*t out of it" technique is kind of killing the bass of the tracks. After that he shows his recording technique : playing the bass thru a guitar tube amp and a Vintage 30 speaker and record with a simple SM57 mic. I also watched the "response video" of Glenn Flicker from SpecterSoundStudio (link here : ) where he compared the two techniques and it's really interesting. When the bass is recorded into a guitar tube amp, it sounds brighter, clearer and warmer but still as deep as a bass should be and it also sounds better in the mix. The bass is kind of revived. So i feel that this new recording technique is really cool, at least for clean bass recording. But as a Doom/Stoner inspired bass player who crank the sh*t out of the fuzz and play loud, i was asking to myself, would that recording technique make a real difference with heavily fuzzed bass ? When you play fully fuzzed bass, the sound is so saturated and altered. I think most bass or guitar amps would sound fairly the same. The sound would just get brighter or darker depending on the EQ section. Would a fuzzed bass played on a classic Ashdown ABM amp sound totally different compared to a fuzzed bass on a Matamp ? Actually i got a Sansamp and a ToneHammer to record my bass so i'm really asking the question because i mostly record my bass on the ToneHammer because of the EQ section that fits more with what i want and nothing else. When it's about preamp pedals, i make no real tonal diffrence between both. What about real amps ? I'd like to know what's your opinion. Thanks !