I'm curious as to what other TB'ers feel about this subject. I have a feeling that I know where most will stand, but I'm just a bit curious. As of right now, one of the bands that I'm in is trying to book some time with a local studio to record a few songs to have some new stuff for some Summer promo material. Unfortunately (for us) the engineer has an extremely busy schedule. One of the first available dates we can book, our singer/bassist is going to be out of town. Not a huge problem, we have to do drums and guitar first anyway. However, we're only planning on doing 3 songs, and we have to book a full day. So I floated the idea of either me or our drummer recording the bass parts ONLY if we ended up finishing drums and guitar quickly and have plenty of time to do bass. Some relevant information... The drummer and I are both better bass players than our bassist. Not a humble brag or anything. Our bassist is in the band because he's a great singer/frontman. His bass skills are secondary, but more than adequate for what we do. We play poppy punk/rock with the occasional odd time signature here and there. Similar to Biffy Clyro I'd say, but a bit more rooted in punk. The bass parts are all pretty much written to be simple to be acommodating to the vocals. When I floated the idea of booking the day he wasn't available with the intent of focusing on guitars and drums, I brought up the possibility of being finished with time to spare, and should we start on bass without him. He said he'd prefer to know he played on it, but gave us the go-ahead, though it seemed like a reluctant go ahead. Personally, I'm in the camp of not caring if someone else recorded my guitar parts if I'm unable to make it there to do them myself as long as the parts aren't being modified or changed. If it was a matter of simply not being able to play them, that's something that needs to be addressed separately. At the end of the day, it might not matter much, as we'd have to book another day for vocals and could likely just cram bass and vocals into that day, but I'm just curious.