Hi All!! First post but been lurking for a while. I'll say that the reviews and posts on here convinced me to get a V4B-ri, with the 2x12-AV cab. It is an amazing sounding rig. I think one (prof) review I read said it has a bit of a learning curve, and I am learning that myself when it comes to matching tones between individual practice, duo with drums, rehearsal full band, and live with a PA. I have time to play around with that, but only a few weeks until we go into the studio to record an EP. So my question to TBers is this -- how many of you all have recorded with this setup? Or at least with the new V4B. My basic question is, since the DI is post-master, but but pre-Power Tube section, how have you all utilized mixing the gain and master to get a good sounding DI sound, and what type of mic setup do you recommend? (i.e, what are some good gain staging and mic setups to get the DI and mic'ed cab both sounding great?) FYI: I am an intermediate-level player, I am playing through a MIM Fender 70s Jazz Bass. I like to get girthy, warm, and throaty tube sound when I dig in, but clean tube sound when I play soft. Don't want that purely overdriven grit/dirty tone. Right now my plan is to get the gain to where the pre-amp tube is throaty and slightly compressed (1-2 o'clock), then turning up the master enough so I get just a little tube breakup (9-10 Oclock), but dunno if this will be too loud for studio. I know this is different than when I am rehearsing with the group, which I do the recommended 'wide open' setup -- master dimed, gain at about 10'oclock. Bass at 1 or 2 oclock. Sounds amazing. (Still need to figure out best overall settings when I am DIing to a PA too...) OK, so I know this has been lengthy, but I wanted to provide alot of information to preempt some questions I would expect. TLDR -- I have a Fender '70s Jazz Bass', Ampeg V4b-ri and matching 2X12-av -- how do get a warm, thick and just slightly throaty/grindy tone in the studio?? Thanks!!