i guess i will talk about some of the  things  i used  to bypass eq.

    i used steven slate mic models just inserting on the track and change a source tone.

    i ran stuff thru ampitube and switched the mics on the cabs and moved them around.

    i used brainworks console models that have a virtual gain....its really just hiss but with the gate can almost act like a high shelf...almost like a fast attack when it opens on the kick and snare.

    again fader rides ...which i need to spend some more time on.