Hello, a little background first. So along with a few other guys we created an INXS/Duran Duran tribute band called Notorious Sensation playing around the Seattle area http://www.myspace.com/notorioussensation. Added a chick singer and then went to a full-on 80s tribute band, focusing on 80s pop and new wave. Kept the name since we think it is cool. Typical 5-piece with a keyboard player, the chick singer just plays tambourine, cowbell, etc. We do alot of that new wave stuff. However we do not use sequencing or drum machines. Our keyboard player is great, yet we are playing songs that often have up to five keyboard lines, and sometimes no real bass. So I am taking the key-bass lines (fun, but sometimes a challenge on the sequenced stuff). Problem is, I am missing that ballsy, up front synth sound. For example, we play Take On Me by Aha, Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Obsession by Animotion, etc. The real bass sounds fine on it's own, but it is definitely missing something. I do not want to buy some fancy synth bass guitar, I want to continue using my main basses, a pair of 5-string USA Peavey Cirrus which I love. What kind of effect/pedal thingy can I buy to add a cool variety of key-bass tones to my existing tone? I do not want to replace my bass tone, which is great, but I do want to add a synth-bass tone to it. I have been playing bass over 30 years but have avoided effects, so I really do not have much experience with them, but now I need some serious stuff going on. I do have a Line 6 XT live (for bass) but only use that for my one tone, and as a tuner. Maybe there is something in there? I just came up with this idea so I haven't even checked yet. Any advice or suggestions from some of you that may have used synth-bass effects with your regular bass would be great. Thanks.