I wish I had a bass sample patch that would replicate the bass sound on his 'Tea For The Tillerman' record, especially the song - Wild World (search it out for a listen). Sounds like an upright, but maybe elec. upright, big & growly.
Yeah, that's certainly going in the right direction. I actually trieda bass once that was just the fingerboard of an upright on a stand, elec. of course, but it sounded incredible! It didn't take much to get that growl going. Too bad I'm not a fretless player, it was tempting.
Larry Seyer's acoustic bass is by far the most detailed sample out there at present. I don't particularly get into the "fooling people" game, but I can't tell you how many people have been fooled by that one. If you use the GigaStudio platform (or have plans to pick up GVI) it is a fantastic investment. It takes EQ very well, and in particular, you can get fine results with Waves's Trans-X plugin (transient manipulation) to completely change the character of attack and where the instrument slots into the overall mix.