I'm interested in just playing around with some home recording and seeing what I can come up with, so I'm looking to pick up a bass guitar to go with my Axe II
1. Can I get a really good studio tone using a Bass Guitar for direct just like Regular Guitars? I have zero intentions in purchasing a real bass amp or anything like that. My whole setup is FRFR with the Axe II 9.01 for home recording and playing.
2. I don't know a single thing about bass guitars and what to look for, and not really looking to have a high schooler from guitar center try to recommend something for me. I'm looking to spend anywhere from $400-$600 USD on a nice studio Bass to be run straight through the Axe II and compliment it. (More than likely Dropped in tuning to match guitars)
I enjoy playing everything from Pink Floyd esque to Opeth interludes to All Shall Perish Death Metal. I appreciate all sorts of genres.
Any insight and feedback from people who have tested waters or have good recommendations I would really appreciate it! Thanks much!