CAVEAT: I would not worry about ANY of this until you are comfortable recording, but when you want to get a little more advanced:
Honestly it sounds a lot better to just use an amp and cab sim in the DAW after recording a clean bass track, than to try and record with an amp. Plus you can then tweak the amp settings all you want after recording; you can’t do that if you record through a real amp. A little more advanced, but really something everyone should learn how to do, IMO.
Here’s a nice free amp sim, sounds very tubey:
and the corresponding free cab sim:
There’s better ones but for free those are quite good. Ignite makes good stuff.
Of course, to use these you need to learn a little more about how using plugins in your DAW works - basically you add these as effects on the bass track, amp sim followed by cab sim. This is something everyone should learn eventually though because the huge majority of music production software is implemented as DAW plugins like this.
Once you do this, you can record clean bass and yet still have a very nice tube amp sound.
These are all fundamental things that will be good to learn once you master basic recording and editing.