Best bass effect for Freewill?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Geddy_2112, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Which bass effect would be the best to use for the bass solo on freewill by rush?
  2. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I'm not sure they make an effect that can do that yet, but a Sansamp and/or some quality compression would probably get you some of the way there. Of course, if you aren't Geddy Lee playing Geddy Lee's bass, the point is kind of moot.
  3. What are you talking about?
  4. i want to use a type of effects pedal like distortion, or chorus, etc but i would like to know which would sound the best for the solo
  5. A light overdrive would be most ideal, however Geddy's tone is in his hands, and I find the best way to cop Geddy's tone (on any rush recording really) is to really whack the strings hard like he does to get a really aggressive tone. I think that should serve as a good starting point.
  6. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Pretty sure Freewill does not have any effects. I'd guess it's a Rickenbacker with Rotosounds with low action played very agressively.
  7. yeah i wanted to add them myself so i was asking which would be the best to add without totally screwing up the song
  8. russpurdy


    Apr 16, 2013
    I think a fuzz would sound cool on that part. Or maybe even an envelope filter if you want to get really crazy and just play an "interpretation".
  9. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    You're asking other people what effects you are going to think sound good on a song that doesn't have any effects on it in the first place.

    You may need to rethink some of your life decisions.
  10. Right, ok, that's what I was wondering.

    Lemme ponder that a bit.
  11. No, I was asking what you guys thought.
  12. I play it with my normal OD settings (Joyo Ultimate Drive) and kick on my chorus during the solo section for a little extra depth.
  13. millahh

    millahh Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2005
    Bumping the upper mids on your EQ can certainly help move you in the right direction.