How much is your own bass tone important when you're recording with your band? Would you aim at something in particular or just let the recorder work with sound? I am finding myself in that situation when one of the band members (originals) offers to record digitally some of the tracks at home. I played my part and it was all fine. I got into band later so I Just did some light modifications to the original bassline provided by the guitarist when I joined. I went thought it in one shot and I was quite satisfied. I play a P bass with a pick, no grindy tone but not too mellow either. Than the band member starts fiddling with it, literally cutting away anything above 300hz. My bass got to sound like a subwoofer. At my reaction of surprise (hiding fear) he said that any instrument has its slice of frequences so that there wont be any mess. We did this in the evening and I was too tired to start an argument, I'll see what happens when vocals are added and the track will be ready to be mixer. At this point,from my bass player point of view, the bass sounds crap. Long story short: what do you do if your band wants your bass to sound completely different from your taste and rehersal tone?