I'm having some problems recording my bass guitar. It's one of these:http://www.guitar.co.uk/acoustic_bass_guitar/1688-aeb8e_electro_acoustic_bass_guitar It's an electro acoustic, and I'm recording it with direct input via this pre-amp: http://www.reverb-store.co.uk/product-detail.asp?prod=2924 I'm recording into Cubase SX3, and I generally use Waves plugins. My problem is getting a decent sound. The sound I get is full of clicks from the strings, both from sliding, pressing on the fretboard, and striking them with my fingers. Now I'm guessing that this problem is largely due to it being an acoustic bass, so those imperfections are picked up because of the nature of the intrument. I've recorded electric bass and it sounds fine. I've been experimenting with EQ, Multiband Compression, and even a De-Esser to try and get rid of the clicks, but this nearly always takes either far too much out, or doesn't reduce the noise enough. What I'm wondering is, would it be possible to somehow pad the soundhole of the bass, to get a sound that is more similar to an electric bass, without all the offending noises? I'm sure I recall seeing something similar done to an electro-acoustic guitar. I know that the simple answer would be "buy an electric bass", but the electro-acoustic was a gift from someone special, so I want to make the best of it! I'm also too poor to buy another.