So, my band's working on some new songs right now, and my guitarists wanted a recording of a couple of the bass riffs I came up with so they could come up with some interesting parts to go with them/remember them, so I set up my crappy Apex mic on my bass cab and recorded them, and it actually managed to capture my tone pretty well
Fender Jazz Bass V
MXR Bass DI+ (only used for distorted tones, bypassed for clean)
This is a completely dry recording, everything you hear is my rig, no EQ/compression in Pro Tools.
I actually have great interest in this... I just picked up a bass playing gig with a local thrash metal band.
How's your EQ look?