Anybody got a handle on a good bass vst? Preferably free, but i'd even pay a little bit if it was a pretty convincing one.
The one i'm using now is pretty good, but its just so robotic sounding.
IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX is awesome but not free in the slightest.
You can always DI your bass and load on cab impulses. It negates a preamp of course, but if you EQ between the DI signal and the cab stage of the signal chain you can still kind of shape it in the way a simple solid state pre-amp would.
I have some decent Ampeg 8x10 and Eden 4x10 impulses if you're interested.