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What is bass pedal (Taurus, etc) used for ?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by i2k, Nov 24, 2000.


  1. i2k

    i2k

    Oct 31, 2000
    Indonesia
    Some of the bass player, like Billy Sheehan, John Wetton and even Yngwie Malmsteen used a bass pedal on their performances. I mean a Bass Pedal, not effect pedal, a big device with piano like pedals.
    Anybody can tell me what this device does ?
     
  2. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    Its a foot controlled synth like the footbpedals on a massive pipe organ. Geddy Lee used one and Mike Rutherford in Genesis' hairy days.

    Those players would swap to guitar (double neck) and play the bass notes with their feet. Listen to exit stage left
    by Rush.

    [Edited by CS on 11-25-2000 at 08:09 AM]
     
  3. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    PS welcome to the board