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Could this be a useful technique for a preformance?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by geoffkhan, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. Not sure if this is the right forum, but it IS a technique.

    Here's something to try: point a remote control at your bass pickups and press a button. You might have to turn your volume up to hear anything.

    It's a UFO everyone! Run!
  2. James Iha from the Smashing Pumpkins did that with a toy lazer gun. He did it while wearing a space helmet.
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Also Steve Stevens (who used to play with Billy Idol) often uses some similar gadget to make his guitar sound like a UFO. It's a cool effect to throw in on occasion.
  4. But will your pickups explode? Cuz if they don't....

    Actually, I'd rather they didn't.
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I'd say it's more of an effect, like an eBow...

    You watch too much TV.
  6. Mikemike

    Mikemike Miscreant

    Jun 18, 2002
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    someone should move this to the DB side.