Hi Guys... Just starting my first thread... (Be nice!) I've been wondering what "The dreaded bass direct" is? "To obtain more wood from the bass, this album was recorded without usage of the "dreaded" bass direct." I read this in the cover of Branford Marsalis Requiem, and in the covers of other records! When you do a studio record, then you are most likely to use a mic only right? Why write this in the cover? Somebody please explain!!! Mr. Engberg. Denmark.