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distorted guitar sound with bass sound.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ABSOLONbassplyr, Jan 5, 2013.


  1. ABSOLONbassplyr

    ABSOLONbassplyr

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    hey has anybody tried to use the settings on a boss me50b that lets you get a distorted guitar sound along with your clean bass sound? i have a me50b that i haven't used in a while and remembered a setting that lets you do this. just wondering if anyone else used it like this and if they liked the sound. i cant try it out right now since all my gear is loaded at the club for tonight's gig. thx
     
  2. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

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    a blender pedal can help you out with that. using a blender pedal can help you mix the dry signal of your original bass sound with the effect signal of the distortion patch you use on your boss me-50b. a boss ls-2 line selector is the most popular choice.
     
  3. cheapbasslovin

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    If you're talking about just using the blend, I found quite a few of those settings pretty useful. If you're talking about the high band distortion, I didn't like the way that worked as well. I gave it a few chances, But the distortion wasn't as nice as the Muff fuzz, ODB3 or the SansAmp models using the blend functions.

    YMMV
     
  4. ABSOLONbassplyr

    ABSOLONbassplyr

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    thx guys. i played with it a lil before my gig and dont really like the me-50b's sound. gonna have to try some of y'alls suggestions. thx
     
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  6. ryansalmond

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  7. ABSOLONbassplyr

    ABSOLONbassplyr

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    thats cool but not what i really want. lookin for something that will let my regular bass tone play thru while adding an octave up and distorting only the octave signal. i still want my low bass sound in the mix like normal.
     
  8. vegas532

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    The Sansamp GT-2 has been my preference for a very long time for "bass played through a Marshall stack" type tones!
     
  9. pietrov

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  10. LegoBass

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    http://www.bestbassgear.com/ebs-sheehan.htm
    This might be worth looking into. It may not have the octave up that you are looking for but would be an easy one pedal way to get a clean/drive split. It does have a loop section where if you wanted to add an octave up to only the drive side, you could.

    I haven't heard any sound clips yet, but knowing Sheehan, it probably has a ton of gain and will just distort to about any level you need. But of course, YMMV.
     
  11. ryansalmond

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    It does have clean blend as well, but I don't think he used it in the demo.
     
  12. ABSOLONbassplyr

    ABSOLONbassplyr

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    thx all. i'm gonna have to go to the music store and try to figure out how and what i need.
     
  13. Gadgetjunky

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    You can get decent results blending, but if you can run 2 channels on the PA you will get exactly what you are searching for and for the cost of a second passive DI to put that the front of your fx chain
     
  14. sonic assassin

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    so you're looking for something like the fishman fission or the akai unibass. my band uses the fission to great effect. with only one guitar, if i step out to play some sort of leady thing that isnt chords, my bassist will kick this on and play the role of both. we run the effected signal through a marshall combo and no one can tell the difference. all of a sudden the mix gets bigger.

    we also have a keys player who doubles on rhythm guitar on occasion. the one song that features all of us on guitars is THICK. also good if both guitars step out for a harmonized lead and the rhythm section gets thin.
     
  15. ABSOLONbassplyr

    ABSOLONbassplyr

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    yes, from what i've read the Akai would be perfect. IF i could fine one and IF i could afford it. lol was just wondering if there was another way of doing what the Akai does.
    this would be awesome. but their hard to find.
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  16. ABSOLONbassplyr

    ABSOLONbassplyr

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    just look up the fishman fission. looks like that would be perfect also. thx man. never heard of the fishman before.
     

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