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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. Adienn7


    Jan 26, 2007
    I see this a way to have multiple basses available without changing basses.. I mostly like the synth, bow, virtual, and fretless
  2. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    Been wanting to ask you this since the last time you said something weirdly condescending to me apropos of nothing: What food do you eat in the void
  3. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    That J Bass bridge tone sounded like Jaco on Ritalin. Yuck.
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  4. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    As a guitar player as well as a bass player-I was interested to hear what it did, but it's not something I would have much use for.
    I'll just play a bass (& that fretless sound really isn't that fretless sounding to me)--although the P Bass sound isn't too bad--but get a P Bass then.

    Still I can see it having a use for some guitar players--for demos & song writing & stuff.
    And sure--some recording & live use as well.
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  5. FerK

    FerK Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    Meh. The synth effect is pretty decent (somewhat like a Digitech Dirty Robot), although I don't see key players getting replaced either. Nice little toy.
  6. Samatza


    Apr 15, 2019
    Yeah, our guitar player tried with a Boss octaver, I didn’t care but the rest of the band said “leave the low end to the experts and just play your f%#n guitar!
  7. I thought the sounds were pretty good. Not for replacing a bass but as a guitar effect. I don’t feel threatened.
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  8. Pedullist


    Oct 31, 2016
    Just like the 909 meant the end of drummers. And compact disc the end of vinyl. :D
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  9. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi thabassmon :)

    I like it!

    It doesn 't sound like a bass, but it sounds funny!

    For the fretless and upright stuff the guitarist will have to add a butterknife pedal! :D

    I can hear the frets!

    The synth sounds are very cool!


  10. We survived "Seinfeld." We'll survive this.
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  11. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    C'mon now, use your imagination. This was obviously built with bassists in mind. This is what you need on the treble pickup/amp using Ric-O-Sound.
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  12. smtp4me


    Sep 30, 2013
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'm not worried. I have nothing at all against guitar players (in fact I am a bass player who also plays a little guitar); in my experience good guitar player does not equal good bass player. Some are good of course, but it seems to be fewer than you might think.
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  13. Knowing your role as a bass player won't be replace by a pedal. It isn't hard to play the notes on a bass guitar no one says it was, but bring those notes to life with a groove feel and lock the pocket now that is a bass player you know it when you hear it, and then you rush to a place like talk bass to share your findings with the rest of the low enders :bassist:
  14. I guess I don't get it.
    It still sounds like a guitar to me, Not very bass like.

  15. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Ooooooo.....I feel soooooo. Threatened.. ..NOT
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  16. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Even if it did sound good, and even if the Guitarist played baseline with a groove, the still need someone to play. It might be for a guitarist to use in the studio, but that's it.
  17. RichardW


    Feb 25, 2016
    near Philly
    Can it:
    1) sing?
    2) bring beer to rehearsal?
    3) help carry gear into and out of a gig?
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  18. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    This product, maybe not so much.
    But I have told a lot of guitar guys trying to bring in bass and drums "just to jam, you know, for fun..." to go buy a DigiTech Trio and have at it...
  19. eJake


    May 22, 2011
    New Orleans
    +1 this is why they make these pedals. But as a live looper myself, having a bass and a guitar on stage is the way to go. I have been researching an ABY pedal (thanks for the suggestions TB search function!). Im sure that you could buy a boss AB-2 and a cheap bass both used for less than the price of that pedal.

    OTOH for sound design I understand. Personally, I use all those effects I payed for when I bought Ableton Suite.
  20. eJake


    May 22, 2011
    New Orleans
    Neither does the guitar player, wasirite or what?
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