I'm wondering if something like this is worth it. I'm not happy at all with my recorded bass tone via a POD and I'm looking for other ways to do this without buying a full bass rig.
TECH 21 - SansAmp Bass Driver DI
Yes. I have one and it's very cool. Before I bought an SVT and cab it was my go to for bass sounds.
All of the bass sounds on The Longest Night are the Bass driver: