I've recorded with several bands, using many methods. The band I am with now is hardcore/melodic trash style music and i use a Custom F Bass 5 stringer. My rig is an Ampeg SVT PRO 4 which has been nothing but amazing on every recording. Ampeg 810E berhinger compressor just with clight compression as to not eat the basses tone. My question is this...I can use as many mics and tracks as I want really. What do you think would be the best for the sound? My current ideas are as follows. Use a direct bass to board signal for that fresh warm sound from my bass. Then on another track use my ampeg head only without the 810 go stereo out into the board with compression. Then...Put a kick mic on the bottom half of the 8x10 and a shure sm57 on the top half for the other track.... Then for some sparkle to the sound add a touch of overdrive to another track. What do you think?? comments and questions... Appreciate it! Thanks!