Every bassist wants to get his tone just right, and when things don't record his tone properly, he tends to get pretty upset because things don't sound right. Well, that's my dilema, people. Here's my current setup, ahead of time. Bass: Fender Precision 51' reissue Amp: Fender Bassman 100 Pedal: Boss ODB-3 Overdrive Strings: Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky Picks: Dunlop Tortex and Ultex (Majority of songs played aren't well fit for finger-styles, although I do like to get 'hands on' if you will.) Recording program: Sony Sound Forge 8.0 Now, I don't have a fancy mixer or whatever yet, because all my money went to everything you see above. My main way of recording is running an XLR cable out from the Bassman Amp, which is a 1/4" on the other end. That 1/4" cable meets a 1/4" to RCA plug, which is then converted to 1/4" (my sound card doesn't like a straight up 1/4" to 1/8"). Anyways, in Sound Forge I used to be able to get pretty decent sound quality from what I had, the recording would pick up on my picking nuances and get the pick scrapes and all. But for some reason, it will no longer pick up on any of that. Instead, I get an incredibly muddy, no-tone whatsoever recording. I've tried messing with the EQs on my amp and restarting my Computer. But i'm still getting fairly cruddy quality. Anybody got any ideas?