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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Rody1069, Nov 19, 2003.
Is there an emulator or effect that could make my 4 string bass sound like a 12 or 8 string?
Akai Unibass can do an octave-up addition as well as fuzz it up if you like... That'd sound like an 8 I'd assume, but haven't heard it for myself.
also, a pitch shifter like the BOSS PS series could do you octave up.
I'm thinking Bass Whammy could do this also? I've never used one, but I'm assuming it has a +12 range
A pitch shifter (as mentioned before) combined with chorus can come close to the sound of an 8 string.
The octave up volume needs to lower than the root note as the lower string on an 8 is louder than the higher string.
Its been a few years since I have seen anyone use 12 string basses live - so I really can't comment on the tone from a 12.
The ART Nightbass rack mount unit has a few pre-set's for that. If you know anyone that owns one
you can try those and see if you like those.
I use a Whammy pedal for this kind of thing. It's pretty realistic.
Roland Vbass has both sounds, Kinda. At least they are most realistic I've heard in a while.
Since i've played both an 8 and a 12 string bass, the effects really don't sound close, they all seem to lack the chorusy depth that you get when your octave strings are just a wee-bit off being in tune.
Here's another plug for the Unibass...killer through a chorus....deadly when you use the distorted 5th- up setting and run it into another distortion and chorus.
Say boo-bye to your guitar player......
(insert evil, maniacal laugh here)
Chorus... It is all you need, preferably a guitar orented chorus... Like the boss CE-2.