Hey All, wasn't really sure where to put this one, but here it goes, just wondering if any of you have had the same funny experience as me,.... I virtually can't stand the tone of my recorded bass on anything.....well that's not entirely true...I can't use the word "hate" sometimes it's alright but it's always missing something..ya know?...(I generally use a great wide diaphragm condenser, w/tube preamp into digital multitrack or cakewalk) overall the tone comes out too thin and very dry for my liking and not at all accurate of my live playing... after much farting around...the tone I like the best out of anything i've ever done is on my teeny weeny dinky tape recorder, it's worth all of 5 bucks, you feed it audio cassettes and the tone comes out very round very full, dirty as hell but it's great (think early dirty Mingus), every little harmonic comes out bright and lots of sustain....I just leave the piece of crap sitting on the floor and it picks all this stuff up....man soon enough all my crazy expensive gear will be sold for more audio cassettes !!!