You want an 8 bit guitar sound....? why....?
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You can do several things:

Get a synth pedal
Get MIDI pups and a synth
Learn keyboards

Synth pedals (good ones) are quite expensive, and probably won't get exactly that sound...
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Last edited by Zamorak at May 12, 2011,
I've heard of pedals that can apparently simulate the 8-bit sound, made by FX doctor and MWFX, but I don't know how convincing they sound.

You could try with a compressor and a lo-fi fuzz.

If I recall correctly, the 8 bit sound consists of four tracks: two square waves for melody, triangle wave bass, and white noise for drums. You could use a really intense lo-fi fuzz that will distort your signal into something that resembles a square wave. Remember to only play single notes to get a smoother tone, otherwise the notes clash.
Last edited by sashki at May 12, 2011,
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.

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a ring mod that can track notes? I don't think an 8bit pedal would give you that type of sound
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I think there are a few devi ever pedals that can do 8-bit sounds?
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