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Making Noise without a Bass - Post your random noise adventures.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Tim_Mofunk, Aug 18, 2012.


  1. Hi All,

    Something I have done a few times. I am even guilty of doing this at gigs a couple of times...

    Pulling out the jack and making noise by tapping the tip of my lead with my thumb. :bassist:

    Sometimes this sounds awesome through a couple of pedals. Generally best to do this along with an epic drum solo IME.

    Anyways here is something I was doing today.

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    Thumb on Lead > Grey Stache > PitchFactor > Octavius Squeezer > Wonderlove (Aux from OS > IN, Out from OS to Return) > DD6

    And this is what it sounded like... (forgive the length of the clip, this sort of thing can make me enjoy things others might not be enjoying :rolleyes:)

     
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  2. TomA1234

    TomA1234

    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    That sounded pretty awesome, I will have to see what I can come up with. :D
     
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  3. TheBassBoss

    TheBassBoss

    Feb 17, 2012
    Tennessee
    I wanna try this, but would it damage the cable or amp at all to touch the open end with your thumb? Whenever I've done it there's just a bunch of feedback.
     
  4. JoZac21

    JoZac21

    Nov 30, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    You can. for very little money, buy a reverb tank for a guitar amp... if you plug one into some effects and into your amp, and strum the springs as if they were strings, you can make some really awesome/interesting sounds.
     
  5. twhitedc

    twhitedc Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    NJ
    I recently bought a gristleizer from the classifieds, one of it's recommended uses in the manufacturer's demo was tapping the input jack. It's a pretty fun toy.
    I also enjoy Theremin -> Delay
     
  6. Oh pitchfactor, you so crazy. Used to have one, then I realized 99% of its functionality was lost on me.
     
  7. That's great! Good job man.
     
  8. Cheers. I saw Robert Sledge do a 'jack solo' at a BFF gig back in 97. Ever since then I've loved testing what sounds you can get from your jack.

    Another tried and tested favorite is a cranked fuzz through a wah.
     

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