#1
I recored a new song called "murderwack" i recored most of the song my self with only guitar and drums. then i found a freind who could play a bass solo but when i recorded it, it came out sounding very distorted so I had to put the volume down.

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#2
It all depends on what recording devices you're using, and what the settings are on them.

I once recorded a drum solo on an MP3 player, and it ended up sounding as if someone was farting down the microphone.
#3
i used a microphone near the bass amp which was very distorted and then i tried record it with my camera phone then extracting only the sound which was still distorted but less than the microphone