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UniBass Replacement?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Sutton, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. Sutton


    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI
    As many of you know, the Akai Unibass is a very rare, and very pricey pedal. I was just curious, is there something that does a similar effect, without breaking the wallet too bad?
  2. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
  3. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    interesting - I'm still holding out for a used Octron though.
  4. i bet you could do it with a whammy as well, mine has a wet out and dry out, and you could put a distortion on the wet output...
  5. thejohnkim


    Sep 30, 2003
    the boss me-50b has a hi-band drive setting that can be combined with the octave up feature to simulate a distorted guitar line following your clean bass line. the demo video shows that also, should be worth a look.
  6. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    I'll fight you for it :)
  7. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    EHX POG....

    ok so it doesn't really do distortion.. and it really doesn't do a 4th or 5th... but hey...

    bass sound clip from EEHX

    actually, it's not too bad sounding... if they'd make a version with a wet and dry outputs, you could tack on a distortion or OD or somthing and have fun!
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I use a Guyatone fuzz. It adds a strong upper octave (2nd harmonic) to the signal. Then I push it into an Ibanez PD-7 to high-pass it around 100 Hz.
    The whole thing goes parallel with the rest of my bass signal and I get a very decent Unibass impression. It doesn't sound so much like a guitar but it's way punchier.