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To octive or not to octive......

Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by davegr8house, Aug 22, 2001.

  1. Hello Steve,
    I heard a cd the other day and Bill Dickens"god i hope i spelled that right" was the bass player. His sound was so punchy and tight. I was told he used an octive effect.I really don`t know much about them. Does he use this and does he use any other effects to get that sound. Thank you for your time.


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  2. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Hi David,

    sorry for taking so long to reply, I've been away gigging rather a lot of the last couple of months...

    Bill uses, I think, an Eventide Harmoniser for a lot of his effects, so certainly has access to all manner of amazing pitch changing sounds, so I would guess that at least part of the time he's using an octave effect. It's a great sound, and one that's used by a heck of a lot of bassists, so much so that Ashdown saw fit to build on into their amp heads and combos (and a damn fine octaver it is too...)

    hope that helps - check out Bill's website (can't remember the URL, but something about bass and buddha I seem to recall...)


  3. Thank you Steve. I`ll check that out.



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