Disclaimer: I'm a recording newbie. I don't even know enough to be dangerous yet . I've had my new audio interface for about a week and finally started tackling some small projects. Yesterday I did a short 50 second recording with 6 tracks. Today I made a somewhat longer recording (still working on it). In both projects, with several takes I tried recording with my three 5 string basses: Ibanez BTB675, Fender Jazz 5 with Audere ProZ and the TRBX605 with Ernie Ball Cobalt Flat strings. They were all ok, but the TRBX605 seemed to be the one that just seemed to give me the best recorded sound. I think the settings had a lot to do with it. Almost full bridge pickup in passive mode, tone rolled off 75%. I also tried recording with and without gloves and surprisingly I like the sound with the gloves. They seem to just smooth everything out without any harshness, yet the fronts of the notes speak well. When I played near the neck it almost had a stringbass fretless sound, which really sat well in the mix. Bottom line is that I was really surprised that both yesterday and today I preferred the TRBX for recording, while I tend to prefer my other basses for live performance, though the TRBX can hold its own live too. Perhaps I haven't gigged it enough? While I've really liked this bass for it's weight and balance, I'm only now appreciating how good it can sound "under the microscope". Just thought I'd share.