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Stand up effect???

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jrohan01, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. jrohan01


    Dec 9, 2007
    Does anyone know of any effect pedals out there that can make a 4 string J-bass have a stand up sound???
  2. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    Even if you did actually find a pedal, don't know if it would get you that close.

    1) Acoustically not similar, Jazz > upright.
    2) In most cases, strings are very different (If not guts, also nylon/silk core)
    3) A pedal alone would not do it.
  3. Arco? Slap? Pluck?

    I use a palm mute on the bridge and thumb the strings. I've also seen a contraption that mutes the strings, a napkin threaded through the strings and a bandana tied around the neck to emulate a pluck sound. Line 6 had a setting on thier Variax bass that electronically did that I think. If you have to have the electronic version you might start there.
  4. tom e smith

    tom e smith

    Jan 27, 2008
    There are multi effect processors that have "dialed in" accoustic tone presets, but they sound a little cheesy, but never played them in a band situation to see how it sits in the mix. Zoom makes some.
  5. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Forget about it.
    Get an upright.

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