I have a question about how Michael Manring goes about using his hyperbass in a band setting.
I've recently taken my fretless Warwick Corvette and strung it up with picollo bass strings - D'Addario EXL280s. I love what I can do with it and the tone I get out of it. It's great for solo stuff and music that focuses on what that particular instrument can do.
I'd like to use my fretless with picollo strings on it when I play with a full band but I find that the loss of the bottom end just makes the songs suffer.
So I'm wondering if Michael Manring uses his hyperbass with the picollo strings with a band or if that instrument, for him, is really just geared towards solo bass performance. Does he use a more normal bass for more rock oriented stuff or is there a way to add more lower register with something like an octave pedal.
(I've never used an octave pedal and I'm not sure how decent the sound is).