I feel at this point i should probably start writing some stuff seeing as I am just about entering the proceedings stage left...
as has already been mentioned, my part of today was fumbling around in search of the holy grail. after several hours of gain tweaks, clever parallel signal routing, phase adjustments, mic placement, saddle raising to accommodate overzealous playing and about a million test recordings, we cracked it. high mids with character and a warm rounded bottom.
got half a song done too!
lessons learned for tomorrow: bring packed lunch to avoid improvised smelly sandwiches. leave shoes on. set cowbell to 'kill'.