#1
Alright, so the band is meeting tomorrow. Bassist is sick and can't make it though. So, since we have three guitarists, I was thinking since I have two guitars I could try to drop one of them down an octave to try and improvise a bass. Would this work?
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#5
Without a baritone scale and one beefy ass string, you're not gonna get past B.
Try to borrow his bass, or one from somebody else maybe, because I can tell you right now that's gonna fail
#6
Your best bet would be to use an octave pedal, if available

Or of course, try and borrow the bassists gear lol
#7
Hmm...well, could I see if I could borrow the bassist's bass and play it through my amp? I know it won't sound great, but it's better than nothing, I think...
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#8
^That could very well blow your amp, a little Blues Junior won't be able to take that low of a note, at least at a jamming level.
#10
Don't play a bass through a guitar amp. That's another case of fail. The speaker in your amp can't handle those low frequencies.
#11
Suppose we'll have to do without a bass for a session then. With any luck it turns out we have a second Ray Manzarek in our keyboardist. As usual the help is much appreciated guys.
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#12
as you can see, bass is pretty exclusive. :P
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#14
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just get his bass and amp man and then just play with the rythem


He's sick with more than just a cold; He threw up last time, and a it got on his amp. ><
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#15
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Suppose we'll have to do without a bass for a session then. With any luck it turns out we have a second Ray Manzarek in our keyboardist. As usual the help is much appreciated guys.

There are TWO Ray Manzareks? go see if you can find a spare Jim Morison...
#16
Why not borrow his bass and get a bass DI box?
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#17
Suggestions
-Octave pedal if you have one
-Borrow his bass gear
-Baritone Guitar if you have one
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#18
Well, could I get a link to a lower-price octave pedal I can run to GC and buy on the way over?
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#19
Well, don't buy one if you don't have one, it's only one practice.
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#20
True.
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#21
I'd be afraid of throwing the neck of the guitar. I tweaked mine going two steps down.
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#22
Just boost your bass freqs and play basslines on guitar. It won't be the same, but it's better than nothing
#24
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lol just go w/out a bassist for one practice duh

dont be silly, that's much too sensible.
#25
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Don't play a bass through a guitar amp. That's another case of fail. The speaker in your amp can't handle those low frequencies.


+1.

Although what I don't understand are bands like Meshuggah (8 string guitars) get away with playing that low (F standard) without their speakers blowing. Do they have special speakers of sorts?
#27
No, you won't blow your speaker by playing a bass through it. If you play at max volume intensely, you might risk damaging something, but as long as you don't, a guitar will be just as likely to blow one as a bass. I've never seen one of these people who claim basses blow guitar amps actually having tried it.