Sorry for the confusion, there’s no bass here this is just a guitar track as an example of what a non-ice-pick guitar sound is to me. But generally, I just record the amp. I don’t apply eq anywhere, only because it’s not really necessary since I control the amp tone controls, speaker, and mic. But I’m not slamming the upper mids like a lot of stuff that gets on the radio, which is just too bright and overcompressed for me.
For rhythm tracks I use the Cornford cab with the V30 or the Marshall 1960A if I want more scoop. For leads over those tracks I switch to our pine cab with an H30. Same mic position.
That’s it. These are all impulses at this point but they are impulses of our own gear and sound identical to the real things.
Edit: Sorry I didn’t answer the question! I do the guitars first since they are the focus. Then I just fiddle around with our Tech 21 bass amp until I get a sound I like. I usually dial in something with a little more attack since I play with a pick. Then I’ll apply a limiter to make sure there are no huge level jumps from slamming the strings with the pick to get a “rock” sound. Honestly I think that mostly is what keeps the bass from overpowering. When you put up both faders, if they blend, you’re good.
I think the question is more what are other people doing to the guitars that makes them thin since it doesn’t really appear to be necessary.