For the last two hours, I've been recording my Fender Jazz bass, directly into my Pacifica preamp. I'm really impressed with the results so far. When it comes to playing bass, I am basically out of practice. I need to record the same part over and over just to get something acceptable. Well, this preamp is making it easier, because everything is sounding 'tight' and 'punchy' as though the preamp was specifically designed just for recording bass. It's sounding good and the waveforms are looking quite consistent. I'm using the bass's neck pickup, with tone control set for a thick bassy sound that lacks treble. My style is a bass tone that avoids 'growl' and hard attacks.... It's mellow.