...But I don't want to change the voice of my instrument.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bigfeet, Oct 3, 2001.

  1. I notice that almost all synthesizers made today change the voice of your instrument, but I don't want to do that I'm looking for something in modulation, filtering and/or pitchshifting that I could just plug my bass direct into without division like the EH BMS, Korg G-5 or the Boss SYB-3, I was wondering what all is out there like that, that I could use for bass (one that tracks down to lowwer notes like a low G). Thanks.
  2. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    You may want to consider either TC Electronics line of gear or EBS pedals. They're well known for being ultra-high quality stuff.
  3. that, and also ultra-high price range ;)
  4. They don't make synths either do they? I'm trying to keep my setup simple (not that many chains) so I don't have the mess I had before.
  5. :confused:

    I always thought the purpose of a synthesizer is to change the voice of the instrument. If I wanted to hear the sound of my bass guitar, I'd just simply... ehm... not use a synth.
  6. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    You beat me to it, Joris.
  7. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001

    Bigfeet, all bass synths will change the "voice" of your bass somewhat - what you can do is run 2 signals to your amp, one clean, and one through the synth - this way you get your "voice" plus some synth effects too.
  8. Actually I'm talking about those divided pickups, like the Roland synths that make a stringed instrument sound like piano or a tuba (a completely different instrument) I hate those, I want to get an Envelope Filter like T-wah sound in like I said in modulation, filtering and/or pitchshifting like the EH Bass Micro Synth.
  9. Niels Keijzer

    Niels Keijzer Guest

    Nov 27, 2000
    Ah, don't do that...not good!

    I've tried that one a while ago, played and let two people twist the knobs. I concluded that the bass sounded better with the effect off.
  10. I like bass synths, I'm in love with my EH Bass Micro Synth It takes a little tweaking to get The sounds that you like.

    I think after searching all I need to get those fat synth sounds is a pitchshifter with clean and wet line outs, a envelope filter also with two line outs and a Tremolo with controllable LFO. Well it looks like I'll have the same mess I had before to suit my discriminating ear for synth sound.
  11. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    Dude, I have no idea how you can afford all that gear. You are like one year older than me and have about 4 more basses than I do!! I am happy when I can afford a new set of strings! :(

    are you a manager at McDonalds or something like that? :D
  12. I graduated early from high school took a solid year off until college and took a few jobs full time and have been working my *** off in places like a RT Pizza's personal ***** where I was in charge of customer services. Plus some work in a very hot/ dirty/ dangerous scrap yard, I also never spend my money on anything else (good old Scottish blood). The cash flow isn't going like it used to but I'm filling out lots of applications to be in a desk job like a file clerk. I have discovered that hard physical labor doesn’t pay well at all.
  13. That and I bought allot of my stuff on good deals plus If you can buy used and it's in good condition go for it.;)
  14. Actually, you should feel sorry for BigFeet ;) He's suffering from GAS = Gear Acquisition Syndrome. It's a disease and there's no cure. I have it too. This weekend I bought a set of studio monitors, a sound card and a pro equalizer. Last month a multi-effects processor. I need a new viewscreen and I could use a real nice 5 string fretted bass.

    Peanut butter sandwiches for dinner, anyone? :(