Pedals for nasty BASS tones with a guitar

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  1. zmobley84

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    Considering doing a guitar/drum duo.

    Obviously going to be missing out on some low end without a bassist, but hoping with the right guitar tones, I might be able to keep things relatively "full" sounding.

    Aside from just trying out some different octave pedals, anyone have any gear suggestions? Any bass distortion pedals that play nice with guitar?

    Playing humbuckers through an Ampeg V4 for what it's worth.
     
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    nasty bass tones with guitar: fender blender
     
  3. zmobley84

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    Grungy/Indie/Stoner/Punk/Alt, etc.
     
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    your best bet is to split your signal into 2 or 3 amps. But it largely comes down to what and how you play in terms of notes/chords.

    if you had 2 amps -
    amp 1 - regular guitar signal (aka have fun)

    amp 2 - use an octave down pedal + some fuzz or something

    blend volume of the 2 amps to taste. use an ABY pedal for extra versatility.
     
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    Do what the dude from Local H does.
     
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    besides the usual suggestions of POG and octave pedals, split signals, dual amps etc, i really liked the old DOD meat box for this. Unfortunately they are getting rare and expensive.
     
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    Considered this, but wondering if amp 2 should be a bass amp instead of anothet guitar amp with an octave.
     
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    Don't have the know-how or the desire to add bass pickups, an extra jack, and figure out the pickup routing nightmare for my guitar.

    He definitely has a cool sound, but I'm not looking to cop anyone's sound.
     
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    jhs colour box + EQD Bit commander or any octave pedal
     
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    Mantic Beef Bag or Density Hulk. Or MXR Blue Box.
     
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    Eventide Pitchfactor. It tracks amazingly well, adds fuzz and sub-octaves flawlessly. Very groovy effect, it will help you add that basement layer below your guitar.
     
  12. ShadeOGreen

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    From my experience:

    Whammy V : can add octave down harmony, but cant adjust the blend

    Pitch Fork : can adjust the blend of octave (or 2 or 3) down, from a little bit, to no dry signal at all, but stays clean.

    Bit Commander : The sub and octave down can be blended separately, and the sound huge and nasty! Your base tone will be square wave fuzzed out however.

    Not a pedal, but check out these pickups -
    http://www.alittlethunder.com/
     
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    VFE triumvirate , go to 3:30 and also about 8:00 marks where he dials up bass band.


    Dialed in right it can almost sound like running a dual amp setup.

    Also just bought this, Triumvirate Boost, same pedal just no hard clipping chips, it quickly becoming one of my fav tone adjusting pedals, just boost, light OD and tone balancing, but combined after existing pedals you already have, it is dyno'mite. Sounds good by itself as a boost OD, but stack it after say your already fav fuzz and you you can have all the swampy, depths of hell opening up bottom you want.
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    Also look at this new DOD/digitech, Dist with built in 3 band semi-parametric EQ.
    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1528620

    You'd be surprise at what just putting a simple EQ after pedals you already have and love can achieve though.
     
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    zvex wooly mammoth
     
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    Fair enough, but just because you stick a P bass pickup under the E and A strings don't think you're going to cop his sound.

    Maybe an octave pedal will do what you want.
     

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