Upright bass effect?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Ingemar, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000
    Do anyone know any effect that simulates upright bass?
  2. Fretless bass, cut treble, piece of hard foam between the bridge, strings and body, and palm muting
  3. We did this before¬órecently, there's no real effect that can do that for you, other than the V-bass. Maybe boss should make a double bass simulator to match up with their acoustic sim?
  4. tinfoil


    Oct 20, 2002
    So far I haven't been able to dupe it with my 6B. Havent been able to do a fretless either, even though there is something that claims to be a defretter on it. *shrug*

    What's the hard foam accomplish? Anything other than muting the sound some?
  5. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    That's all it does. It helps to simulate the quick decay that is inherent in an upright bass. Leo Fender put them in all of the original Fender basses because they sustained for too long, and he figured that would scare of the upright bassists he was trying to attract.
  6. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    Not fully useful, but try this out:

    Place the side of your plucking (right?) hand perpandicular to all of the strings right at the bridge, then pluck the strings with your thumb. It provides that sudden cut-off of sound that the others mentioned, and as your playing with your thumb each note comes out the same rather than with a slight variatin that finger style produces. (eg all notes on fret 3 A string [c])
  7. tinfoil


    Oct 20, 2002
    Thanks for the tip :>