after months of my pontification on the superiority of conklin basses, finally you can hear them in action. please be nice last night i stayed up to 3:30 to get this mixed and converted to mp3, just for my fellow talkbasser's pleasure . this song is one of our more Rush-influenced tunes, so all you rush fans out there, tell me what you think. first, a few things - the file is pretty big ~ 11 meg. the reason for this is that the song is 12:07 long and i wanted the mp3 to be a decent quality and stereo. if that is too big to download but you want to hear it anyway, hang on for a few days, i should have a few smaller snips from it up tonight or tomorrow, as well as a smaller, mono version. another thing - the mix is _EXTREMELY_ rushed - i did it by myself in about 30 minutes(and the song is 12 minutes long), so the sound quality isn't anywhere near as high as the finished product. there are no effects on any of the instruments (like reverb or chorus or such), and very little eq, so things are going to sound a bit dry and uneven in spots. also, the drum mix was done a few months ago, and it's not very good - the toms and the bass drum are a bit indistinct. also, there was very little compression on the mix, and at places some instruments are a bit loud or a bit quiet. so please be gentle to the mixing engineer/producer (me) anyway, here it is... http://lordonly.net/Mp3s/verseres.mp3 thanks for being interested, and let me know what you think.