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Getting a huge, reverb-y bass sound?

MemorymanDL

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Hey guys,
I've been looking into doing a little more post-rock, ambient sort of bass stuff. I recorded a couple of clips with my Mr. Black Supermoon and it sounds pretty good. It just kind of feels like something's missing.



Any thoughts?
 

walterw

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for me bass is something i use to lock in with a drummer, so i'd have no idea what to do with that kind of sound (does sound really cool though); it strikes me that a volume pedal could be useful for swelling in and fading out the "soundscapes" you're creating there.

you'd want either an active pedal or a low impedance version run after another "always on" effect.
 

MemorymanDL

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622
That's a good thought, having my hands free to focus more on the fretboard rather than the volume knob would be free up some space.

Thank you!
 

olejason

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It is missing delay :) Can't do ambient without copious amounts of syrupy delay. I also like to mix in some octave up when I do this kind of stuff on bass.
 

MemorymanDL

Member
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I've had a couple of people suggest the octave idea. I have a Micro-Pog that wasn't seen a whole lot of use lately. I might give it another try tomorrow morning when I'll have the house to myself.

Thank you!
 

walterw

Platinum Supporting Member
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try it of course, but i find the micro-pog to be really bold and in-your-face with a metallic, clanky sort of sound, which might be the opposite of an "ambient" vibe.

(mostly the high octave though, a pinch of sub-lows underneath might be suitably "atmospheric")
 




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