2 pitch shifters = unibass?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by thunder-pick, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. thunder-pick


    Jun 9, 2005
    Hi guys, this is my first post on talk bass. I hope this isn't a stupid question but I was just wondering if it is possible to run 2 pitch shifters (or harmonizers) together, 1 set on on octave up and the other for an upper fifth and then add a little distortion and have it come out sounding similar to an akai unibass. I would love to get the real thing but as you know they are hard to find. I have seen 1 or 2 listed in the U.K. but either they won't ship outside of Europe and the power supply would be different anyway.

  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    You'd get something in the ballpark if you could do your signal chain so the distortion only affected the octave up and fifth up
  3. JPrisus


    Jun 8, 2005
    use two harmony/pitch shifters and a distortion device in the loop of a Boss Line Selector pedal, then blend that in with your straight sound. I like this idea a lot!