Hi all - longtime reader, first time poster. I have a question that I would really love to hear the thoughts of any TalkBass members in-the-know. I am the bass player in a hard rock/metal band. We play lots of power chords but also a lot of riffs (in drop C#, drop C and drop B), which are often difficult. Mostly though, the bass line follows exactly what the rhythm guitars play. We are a 3-piece at the moment, but definitely have 2-guitar music - there are lots of guitar layers and in the professional world of $, we would not be a 3 piece on stage. So my gear / FX question is: how do I simulate a really good heavy rhythm guitar sound on stage while playing bass? I would need to get a signal splitter and run one output to my usual bass rig, but the other would have to go through a pedal or two and then to a guitar rig? I would really appreciate everyone's thoughts on how to achieve this and pull it off really well. Is there a pedal that already does this, all-in-one? Or would I need to get an octave pedal, a harmonizer (to harmonize 5ths when needed, with presets based on the keys of the riffs) and a distortion pedal - and play it all though a guitar amp? Or would this also require the installation of additional pickups (guitar pickups) on my bass? Or is there other technology I should know about? I need it to sound as much like a genuine heavy guitar sound as possible, not just one of these 3 pieces that just play bass with a bit of overdrive and chorus in in-between sections like solos. This needs to feel like someone is playing rhythm guitar as well, for example like Metallica, Rammstein, Breaking Benjamin, Deftones, Filter etc. I know it won't be perfect - but surely there's a highly professional solution that will do the job very well. I would appreciate any advice relating to setup, gear or issues regarding this. Thanks. BD.