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Old 11th November 2019
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Chord Strumming Bassist - Help

Hi All!

My band plays post rock, and I do all the recording and mixing.

Our bassist strongly prefers to strum chords (with his nails) when we record. It's challenging to capture a pleasant sound in the recording phase, and challenging to mix into the song as well.

Specifically, strumming the chords creates a lot of mud, and the nails create harsh metal pulses with each hit.

I understand - garbage in garbage out - and I think we HAVE to adjust his style (works great on stage...), but I figured I'd ask all the smart people here if they have encountered the same issue and if there is a solution.

Thank you