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The end is nigh. We are all out of a job and obsolete.

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by thabassmon, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. thabassmon


    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    They finally replaced us and boy does it sound bad.

    They thought of it all, classic fenders, Jaco, Danelectros, synth.

    What are we all gonna do when guitarists get on stage, one with a Sdrum and the other with a Bass9.

    I'd be keen on Guit9 replicate all the classic guitar tones, strat, les paul, 335, 12 string, resonator, martin acoustic, nylon string. That will show them how cool bass is.
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  2. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    Meh. I’m not worried.
    SactoBass, Relayer71, zon6c-f and 8 others like this.
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Meh. Not worried. Great for that studio guitarist writing songs alone.
  4. Wanker_Joe


    Sep 26, 2017
    I'm impressed at how good it sounds. I also wonder how awesome it would sound to run my bass through it.
  5. thabassmon


    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    Good idea, like a team of bass players.
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  6. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    Cool. Now the guitar player will have to glare at a pedal when he screws up! :laugh:
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  7. konfyouzd


    Jan 3, 2009
    Most guitarists don't play bass well enough to replace a bass player.

    How do I know? I play both and in most cases, the songs I start around a bassline go in a much different direction than the ones I start around a guitar riff / melody.

    Not only that, most "mainly guitar players" that I know of that also play bass, usually only do so do double the exact line they play on guitar EVERY time rather than creating interesting counterpoints that flirt with the drums as well as the guitars.

    That's just my opinion.

    They separated the instruments for a reason even if this is useful for chugga chugga guitar players.
    -Asdfgh-, Relayer71, zon6c-f and 10 others like this.
  8. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    +1 on the "meh". Most of it sounds exactly what it is - a guitar using a patch. But even for the few samples that may be functional as a "bass sound", you still have to understand how to play bass lines.

    Not selling my gear anytime soon....
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  9. It's not really a bass replacement, but I can see someone really digging the sound / possibilities and building their sound around it.

    Could be interesting as a guitar effect in the right hands.
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  10. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Waaay back...I heard we were finished when my keyboard friend got his Ensoniq Mirage.
    "See...you can be replaced".

    So what happened?
    The whole damn band got replaced by (1) the DJ & then (2) the PC.

    Mr_Moo, fishdreams, Jim Carr and 13 others like this.
  11. Two of the tones sounded nice (to me):

    'Precision' patch, 1:00 to 1:35
    'Split' patch, 10:20 to 10:29
  12. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    I thought it did a better job of sounding like a cello than anything else. The "bass" settings sound like a guitar effects pedal. I agree there could be cool applications for some of the effects but replacing a bassist is NOT one of them.
  13. ClusterFlux


    Apr 11, 2018
    Yeah, I'm also not worried.

    That said, it sounds like it's got some good tones -- as long as you're not hoping to make your guitar sound like a bass.

    Plus, he threw a little bit of "Dance of Maya" in there... That's worth a few points. :D
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  14. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    Two words: Latency
  15. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
  16. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Yeah, if this video convinces anybody that your Ibanez RG can sound like a P bass I need to find them. Got a couple bridges I need to sell...

  17. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    big whup. bass envy...like that was unexpected! :laugh:
  18. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Now more bands can cover Spinal Tap’s Big Bottom. :D

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  19. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    So, instead of a guitar player playing a bass, that sounds like a guitar player playing a bass, we have a pedal where he now sounds like...a guitar player playing a synthesized bass. I'm all for an algorithm that track fast, maybe that can be used to good effect elsewhere.
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  20. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Awesome! Way to make lemonade! :thumbsup:
    Slater likes this.

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