So I've been asked to an online recording collaboration. A buddy who lives in Texas has sent me a tune sans bass, and I'm attempting to record a track to email back. I don't pretend to be slick with recording setups. All of my recording experience has been as a player, while others set up the gear, press the buttons, and adjust the faders. I have decent mics, some AT condensers, 57's etc. I've been running an AT-3035 through an ART Tube pre (the cheapo one), the into a Tascam handheld. I don't have any other mixers or preamps that I can use unless I use a DI from a bass preamp, which I don't want to do. The room isn't the best - very reflective. My biggest problem is that I'm picking up every bit of string noise, shifting, etc. Part of that is due to the Innovation strings, as they are noisy in that way. The thing is, I never hear any of this stuff live or in the mix of the last couple of records I made. I've never heard it on full string band recordings I've made with just two condensers and the band playing live. Am I just being paranoid because I'm listening to only the bass track on playback? Is it normal to hear a bunch of that stuff? Shoot me any ideas you might have to improve the scenario, or if you think it's not a big deal.