Wow! (A hot chick just walked by my window...) erm. Well, if you're in Seattle and want to record for cheap, look up Shawn at the Phantom Center. My band just finished a weekend session there and we couldn't be happier. We're a new band (from the ashes of my old band), and we wanted to get some tunes on a demo to give to clubs and friends. My personal experience with recordings usually ends up with everything but the bass sounding nice and full. That wasn't the case this time. Out of the three basses I brought (#1 Sterling, #2 Spector NS2000, #3 eBay $200 P), we used the P and, YOW, it was fat and full. And this was before any major effects or compression. I went from P to SansAmp DI to Trace-Elliot GP-12 to T-E 4x10 and Ashdown 1x15. He had a direct signal off my bass, then miked both cabs. I'd never heard any bass of mine sound so full in the control room. Usually I get a real dry, thin sound until mixing is started. The tones Shawn got were full, round, growly and bottomy. I loved it! We recorded our instrument tracks live, about 2-3 times each before finding ones we were happy with. Pro Tools helped to iron out some kinks here and there. I had to punch some parts too, but they worked out fine. The only thing I wish we'd done was to have our singers do some scratch vox while we recorded the instruments. They only sang bits and pieces. I found, in listening back to the instrument tracks, that I played a bit *too* much at times. Had they sang, I'd have something to play "beneath", and probably would've played more for the song, rather than for myself. All in all, it was a good weekend and I'm very happy with the results.