Effects that make the bass sound like a guitar, synth, and more? Help! ;)

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  1. PUREJOYPEOPLE

    PUREJOYPEOPLE

    Feb 13, 2016
    Las Vegas
    We are looking to expand on this two piece drum and bass duo project... some of the effects and techniques are relatively well known by now but we are looking to find our "sound" as we continue to write originals. Starting out with somewhat reimagined covers of our favorite tunes that we can blend into the two piece performance. Like training wheels! haha..

    Any suggestions from the well informed bassists are greatly appreciated!

     
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  2. jefkritz

    jefkritz

    Oct 20, 2007
    iowa city, IA
    So... what's the question? Are you asking about effect pedals? Or are you asking about what song to cover? Or both :D?
     
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  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
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    Either I'm confused or this thread is.
     
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  4. AlexanderB

    AlexanderB

    Feb 25, 2007
    Sweden
    Look - a squirrel! :laugh:
     
  5. PUREJOYPEOPLE

    PUREJOYPEOPLE

    Feb 13, 2016
    Las Vegas
    Both! lol
     
  6. PUREJOYPEOPLE

    PUREJOYPEOPLE

    Feb 13, 2016
    Las Vegas
    Yeah, we'll do better next time ;)
     
  7. jefkritz

    jefkritz

    Oct 20, 2007
    iowa city, IA
    Well, I dig your sound! Looks like you already have some effects. What's your board look like so far?

    So many pedal options these days! Kinda depends on what you want to do. Filters are cool, as are octaves. I don't often use delay and reverb on bass, but it could work in a two piece. Modulators (chorus/phaser/etc), synths, etc, etc...
     
  8. PUREJOYPEOPLE

    PUREJOYPEOPLE

    Feb 13, 2016
    Las Vegas
    I will post a photo of the bassist's pedal board operation asap... He uses a Helix on the guitar side and a number of pedals on the bass side, including some fuzz and octave pedals. I think he's still looing for that "secret weapon" that defines our sound. I guess I am asking for something that is hard to answer from the outside but if there's an intriguing pedal or effect unit out there, we'd like to hear about it ;)
     
  9. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Future Impact /thread
     
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  10. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    Wellington, NZ
    Keyboard synth workstation. Like a Roland Fantom.
     
  11. jefkritz

    jefkritz

    Oct 20, 2007
    iowa city, IA
    Another good one is the C4. Super powerful, could be the last filter, octave, and synth pedal your bass player ever buys! I hear Future Impact is possibly even better, though a bit more expensive.
     
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  12. PUREJOYPEOPLE

    PUREJOYPEOPLE

    Feb 13, 2016
    Las Vegas

    Okay this C4 pedal looks rad.. we'll check it out
     
  13. PUREJOYPEOPLE

    PUREJOYPEOPLE

    Feb 13, 2016
    Las Vegas
    Okay, so using this for the bass sounds rather than using an actual bass rig? We have no problem layering with midi sounds on a full production but we would want to keep the bass and drums aspect...
     
  14. PUREJOYPEOPLE

    PUREJOYPEOPLE

    Feb 13, 2016
    Las Vegas
    This looks awesome...
     
  15. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    It is all that and more!
     
  16. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    Wellington, NZ
    Using a synth workstation for your synth, guitar, etc sounds, and playing bass. You could have a midi foot controller as well like a KM 12 Step.


     
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  17. PUREJOYPEOPLE

    PUREJOYPEOPLE

    Feb 13, 2016
    Las Vegas
    Okay, I see what you mean. We can do this with Ableton as well, which is fun but it means I will need to be on a click which is less fun lol I have used the click many times so the setup is familiar and we ultimately need to go that route for various reasons.
     
  18. Correlli

    Correlli

    Apr 2, 2004
    Wellington, NZ
    You could get the drummer to wear one of those soundbrenner pulse metronome to stay on the bpm. Clicks are a bit annoying. I’ve seen a drummer watch a flashing light metronome to stay on the bpm.


     
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  19. PUREJOYPEOPLE

    PUREJOYPEOPLE

    Feb 13, 2016
    Las Vegas
    Yes, I have done that. The pulse thing is weird when you're adrenalin gets spiked at a show lol Flashing light works with practice but generally speaking, the actual click in your ears is best when playing with tracks imo.
     
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  20. PJ already knows the tricks, y'all are awesome, just need to gather up some new momentum and ROCK IT!

    I'm getting huge sounds running a SA C4, EHX Mel9, SA Ultrawave into TRex Quint Machine.

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