Originally Posted by Pollyanna
First time I heard bass notes sounding like distorted guitar was Lemmy in Hawkwind, and later in Motothead. Also John Wetton in Crimson.
I prefer it if the instruments each have their own sonic space too unless you're going for a blend of two or more instruments or a total band wall of sound.
Yeah some bands might need a more distorted bass sound if they only have one guitar player and want to have a more guitar sounding backing rhythm when the guitar player is playing a solo.