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Faking bass?

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by migreeni, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. migreeni

    migreeni Dismember

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    I don't have a bass guitar of my own. And I would really like to add bass to my recordings at home.. How can I achieve the most realistic bass sound with a guitar?
     
  2. colonel kurtz

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    you can try pitch-shifting down by 2 octaves, but it isn't going to sound all that "real"
     
  3. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    Why two octaves? A normal bass guitar is tuned just one octave below a guitar.
     
  4. Jarkko Mattheiszen

    Jarkko Mattheiszen The FU guy.

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    Yup, I usually play the bass lines with a guitar, pitch shift it down by an octave and run the DI'd signal to Ampeg SVX. Never had much luck with any of them virtual bassists or synths.
     
  5. AudioPhile777

    AudioPhile777 Mathew Cohen

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    Also, you dont have to pitch shift it, SVX has a stomp optional octave pedal, just fiddle with that gives you a "pitch shifted" effect without having to commit, lol...
     
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    you'll never go back!:kickass:
     
  7. -J-

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    might as well just pick up a bass - even if it's some junker short scale $50 thing. it's a nice break from guitar, and you'll wind up with more of an appreciation for bass guitar and you won't be so apt to bury in the mix or have it masked by the "normal" guitars as just a barely audible rumble in the background like so many metal heads like to do. would you do "fake" 6 strings?

    having said that - I have asked the same question in the past, so I'm not some holier than thou type.
     
  8. jesus69lol

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    I use quantum leap hardcore bass and am pretty happy with the results but a new bass might be cheaper :-\
     

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