Can you prefer some bass guitar for metal (trash, melodicdeath, death...)?
I'm a guitarist, and I try to record some songs. I had try record the bass track, with my e-guitar, but the result is not what I expect.
A friend of mine who shoots photos at death metal shows told me that a lot of those guys stick to ESP or Spector.
ESP is a solid choice for metal playing. That's what I would choose.

ESP FB-204

MXR '78 Custom Badass Distortion
Dunlop Crybaby
MXR EVH Phase 90
MXR Analog Chorus

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