Alright the past few times my band tried to demo it up, I hate to say I just didn't have the equipment for it. Just a 1x15 rogue amp, and passive pickups on my bass. The very first time we laid down tracks (I recorded us all in my own basement) I just plugged an XLR cable into the direct out in the amp and went straight into the board. This recording just left me wanting more, and I really didn't like the sound becuase that's not how my bass sounded. The second time around, I tried miking it. I used a Shure Beta 52 on the cabinet, no direct. Found it to be way too boomy. Didn't get any high end at all, and what was there, was muddy. Now days, things are different. I actually have the equipment worth recording. I put an EMG J set in my jazz bass, and now I'm using an SWR 4x10 and SWR 1x15. I love the sound I'm getting out of my amp. Now I want to capture it. For "studio-ing up my sound" I really want to be able to have 3 mixes of the bass, possibly 4. I just want a second, third, fourth, etc opinion on it. I want to mic both cabs, and get a direct signal of the bass. Here's the question: What mics for what cabs give what sound? Where do I go direct with an active bass? I've got a direct out on my amp, or I could use a DI, or both... which is better? (I'm leaning towards having a solid DI) When miking AND running direct should I have one of the tweeters on the cabinets off? Which one? What's the difference? I'm going to run all of these into a mixer and see what the absolute best sound I can come up with.. is. Any questions or comments, please! Thanks guys in advance!