Hello from Nashville! Steve, I hope your touring is going great -- how exciting! I know I'm not the only one living vicariously through you! Well, here we are in Nashville finishing the recording of our CD (referenced in the thread "Recording in a guitar-centric world"). As badly as our previous attempt went, this session is just phenomenal! I have a monster bass rig going: a clean signal (SWR SM-900 + Henry 8x8), two distorted signals (a Marshall half-stack for that smooth distortion and a Mesa half-stack for a more growly tone) and a SWR Redhead with the Boss VF-1 effects unit for the odd Wah and other wacky sounds. The engineer is the greatest and really seems to understand what it's all about. We had allowed 7 days for bass tracking and we've been at it 2 days and I've already tracked and overdubbed 8 of the 12 songs. So what a relief! I just wanted to say thanks for everyone's support in this recording issue. I was literally at rock-bottom and ready to give up the whole project, but your encouragement really got me going again. I'll let you know when I have some MP3s to listen to! Amy www.clatter.com P.S. When I have a moment I'll update our site with some studio photos!