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Trying to fill more space

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Gonzo476, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Gonzo476

    Gonzo476

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    I'm currently playing in an instrumental three piece band and in a couple of songs I feel that when the guitarist is soloing the mix becomes a bit 'empty'. I was thinking of using a pedal that could play an upper octave + a 5th, just like the infamous Bass Whamy. I would like to know if there are any alternatives, as these pedals tend to be ridiculously expensive and the space in my pedalboard is limited.
  2. bassbrad

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    If you can find an affordable Akai Uni-Bass it is perfect for your needs.
    There is also the EHX HOG.
  3. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty sure you can do octave and fifth with the smart harmony setting on the Line6 M5/9/13. My board is at my rehearsal space so I can't check for sure, but maybe someone else can chime in to confirm/deny.
  4. lowfreq33

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    Fishman Fission as well.
  5. necropain

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    if you are looking to fill some space you should really try some reverb and delay
  6. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

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    Ive been using a ehx Pog2 into a delay/verb, running paralell to my bass signal .. Though not the cheapest and the looper I built myself
  7. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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    Octave pedals up or down work great. You can try overdrive and or chorus as well. Combinations of all of those three work well too.
  8. Darknut

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    I'm in the same kind of band ....

    I do a Micro POG full dry + octave up only at about 1:00 or a little less (adding the sub octave muddies it up too much) blend in a little a little Dirt (RAT clone) & reverb. all this make for a surprisingly fat sound.

    Flanger as well on some songs
  9. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

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    I play in two bands: ones a three piece and one is just an acoustic guitar and me using A LOT of effects. In our three piece I use a combo of pitch-shifting, fuzz, delay, modulation, reverb and an EBOW to cover a massive amount of ground if need be....or just some ambience depending on the mood/song/tone/feel
  10. skulletwhip

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    Playing power chords and strummed octaves with overdrive can go a long way. That's my go to approach. I sometimes use the octave down harmony setting on my Whammy too.
  11. Gonzo476

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    Thanks for all the replies so far. I use distortion, fuzz and many other effects that have already been mentioned. My idea was to combine the pitch effect with dirt. There might be a problem though: I play in drop D and I don't know if any pedals track that low...
  12. lowfreq33

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    The Unibass tracks great all the way down to a low B (at least mine does), but the octave effect gets a little quieter below the E.
  13. Gonzo476

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    I've checked the Fishman Fission and it looks pretty nice. Any users here?
  14. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

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    The Micro Pod should. It tracks great.
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    Get a 5 string bass and use your lower notes and add a little dirt to your tone. Mabe try midi triggered foot pedal controled keyboards.
  16. Gonzo476

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    The low-end isn't a problem. What I need is something to cover the frequency spectrum of a rhythm guitar.

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