So, I have heard some isolated bass tracks where the bass is really dirty (overdrive/distortion), more so than you would notice when you are listening to the song with all the instruments, and I know some people say having drive in the sound makes it so that the bass is better heard in the mix. I have heard Rick Beato mention this on a few occasions. What is your opinion and experience on the subject? Does overdrive and distortion make you cut through better for live and recording? Do you use any dirt and if so, how much? Only for rock music, or does it apply to all genres? For the purposes of discussion, I am using dirt, overdrive, distortion and fuzz interchangeably. They're all forms of dirt, just in varying amounts.