When I track rhythm guitars I usually track in parts or bits of like 8-16 bars or so.
Then I often do several takes and choose whichever take sounded best to me.
Now I tried something different: I cut the takes into pieces of 1, 2 or 4 bars and then I choose the best bars out of each take, so the final version will actually be a combination of the best bars out of several takes.
Is this common practice? Or is it more common to track a whole part in one take and use the whole take instead of comping one version out of the best bits and pieces of several takes?
I feel a bit like I'm cheating here by doing this, hence my question if this is commonly done in recording?
If it works for you, go for it.