I'm planning to record some bass tracks with my band on Tuesday through a laptop belonging to a friend of ours. Not a real "studio" session, but either way... I've found that for some of our originals, there's a lot of ambiguity to my bass tones. Generally I'll play a little with my settings and go with it. If we practice the entire set and my tone is trebley, then so be it. If it's deep and driven, so be it. However, when it comes time to record, what should I do? Some songs could work with a pick or fingers, or even both. I get more articulation out of fingerstyle, but more attack out of a pick. Meanwhile, the tone itself is another problem... Driven? Clean? Bassy? Trebley? How do you guys go about finding that right tone, especially without the input of a producer? The tone is up to you... what do you do?