I've recorded bass tracks for the past 17 years with some of the best Engineers and Producers in Texas. Everything from R&B ,Hip Hop ,Rock and Country. I've used everything under the sun to try and capture "the tone" (rented ,borrowed and purchased). I use to show up to the studio with a 10 foot closed in trailer full of bass gear for recording. Now I have 1 piece of gear (besides my old Fender bass) and I think you will be shocked ..................a Mesa/Boogie DC-5 1x12 tube combo guitar amp. I was hoping to be the first to throw my discovery into everybody's ears. There about $700 used and the've been discontinued... (not hard to find one )try it out......"what works for me -may not work for you"......sweet tube tone and the speaker is stiff enough that it gives it that self made compression feel at recording volumes. Just enough of the right tone shaping knobs and EQ sliders to tweak without over tweaking. I garuntee it to spice up any recording with Digital coldness ...bass will suddenly become a very important part of the mix.