#2
Quote by carnagereap666
How can I get a 8-bit sound without pedals?


You can't. You have to plug into a GK3 and make a midi soundfont out of the NES chiptunes.
#4
you need pedals for making that sound for as far as I know, and so does HoffManCometh
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#5
I saw a bass amp once that had a space invaders effect to it. I bet some of the nicer modeling amps have download-able tones for that, but thats just a guess.
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#7
For 8-bit tones, the blue box by MXR is always a good bet..

If you're more adventurous, the geiger counter by WMD is freakin amazing.
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#11
Quote by carnagereap666
Well I'm kinda low on cash could a Wah wah and a SpiderIII do anything?lol


Not anything that would give you an 8 - bit sound.
#12
My brother has a Line 6 bass amp, and when I plug in my guitar and turn on the synth effect I can get a really 8 bit-ish tone.
#14
LoDown probably.
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#16
Quote by carnagereap666
So what about cool sounds I know the church bell anything else I could do?


In the way of cool sounds you can always look up Tom Morello. Guitar World has a great video where he goes over some of his techniques that you can check out @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bun9unLlhgQ

Of course he uses more than distortion and a wah for some of his effects, but its worth a shot. And as for making the guitar sound like an 8-bit game, you can either purchase a guitar synth or a fuzz capable of replicating those sounds. Kenji has the right idea with the MXR Blue Box, but the pedal sucks volume apparently. A more expensive remedy is Devi Ever's The Legend of Fuzz, which is a funny little boutique that seems to have a little more control than the BB.
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#17
Quote by Mr. Grieves
In the way of cool sounds you can always look up Tom Morello. Guitar World has a great video where he goes over some of his techniques that you can check out @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bun9unLlhgQ

Of course he uses more than distortion and a wah for some of his effects, but its worth a shot. And as for making the guitar sound like an 8-bit game, you can either purchase a guitar synth or a fuzz capable of replicating those sounds. Kenji has the right idea with the MXR Blue Box, but the pedal sucks volume apparently. A more expensive remedy is Devi Ever's The Legend of Fuzz, which is a funny little boutique that seems to have a little more control than the BB.


Cool

But I've seen those vids many times.
#18
Okay, to explain in broader terms: The GK3 is a Roland 6-piece peizo pickup that goes right by your bridge and picks up a signal from each individual string. It takes this signal and puts it through to a Guitar Synthesizer.. from there you can use midi patches (I think, I'm not first-hand familiar with these but I have a friend who owns one).

Now comes the ugly part: You have to use something like ImpulseTracker or FamiTracker to get the kind of sound you're looking for. You basically record one of the pitches and turn it into a midi soundfont that covers all the pitches of the fretboard.

This is probably your best bet.. you might be able to get a GK3 and Roland Guitar synth for about 500 bucks and you'll have more options for 8/16 bit sounds. The DBA Robot pedal is nice but it doesn't have enough options.
Last edited by HoffManCometh at Sep 5, 2009,
#19
Quote by HoffManCometh
Okay, to explain in broader terms: The GK3 is a Roland 6-piece peizo pickup that goes right by your bridge and picks up a signal from each individual string. It takes this signal and puts it through to a Guitar Synthesizer.. from there you can use midi patches (I think, I'm not first-hand familiar with these but I have a friend who owns one).

Now comes the ugly part: You have to use something like ImpulseTracker or FamiTracker to get the kind of sound you're looking for. You basically record one of the pitches and turn it into a midi soundfont that covers all the pitches of the fretboard.

This is probably your best bet.. you might be able to get a GK3 and Roland Guitar synth for about 500 bucks and you'll have more options for 8/16 bit sounds. The DBA Robot pedal is nice but it doesn't have enough options.


Alright thanks man.