For the recording stage of most other music genres, there is a time-honored tradition of the bass being overdubbed directly after the drums have been tracked. This completes the rhythm section so that a solid foundation is put in place before building further upon this. However, with the pitch challenges involved with down-tuned metal, it is often preferable to track guitars before bass. The diads, triads, and full chords usually involved with rhythm guitar performances make it easier to judge whether certain strings are tuned and played at the correct pitch, especially the thickest/often most problematic string. This context is less often present with bass. Additionally, it tends to be easier to get the tuning and performance of a single down-tuned bass part accurately pitched to two guitars (double-tracked) or four guitars (quad-tracked) than the other way round.