#1
Would an octave pedal that's meant for guitar work the same for bass? I don't hope to go lower, but was hoping that, in combination with chords and a good overdrive/distortion, I would be able to get a sound similar to that of both a bassist and rhythm guitarist (I'm used to bands with two guitarists, and now that I'm in a band with one, I'm trying to find ways to let the guitarist do more lead-type melodies).
#2
Why not get a chorus? Well the octave pedal would give you that extra resonance wouldn't it but... you could also try to change up your bassline to make it fuller
About the guitar/bass pedal if it's cheap try if it's not I dunno it should work though
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#3
Quote by sfedf1
Why not get a chorus? Well the octave pedal would give you that extra resonance wouldn't it but... you could also try to change up your bassline to make it fuller
About the guitar/bass pedal if it's cheap try if it's not I dunno it should work though
I do a lot with my playing already to get a full sound when needed (originally, lots of powerchord and octave chords; I've moved up to 10th chords and stuff like that). I also have a delay pedal, which can give me a chorus-y tone if I turn the time all the way down. What I was hoping to do was to be able to play in both the register of the bass and rhythm guitar. For example, if I played this:

G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
E|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|


It would come out as this:

G|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|1111111111111111|1111111111111111|
D|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
E|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|


That specific example would probably be a bit too much, but I'm assuming you get the idea.
#4
Harmonizer is what you need
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#5
Quote by omidmash
Harmonizer is what you need
Would that be what would double my part, an octave above? Based on the name, you would think an octave pedal would do that, but from what I've seen in demos, it sounds like it's just adding a little bit of a higher signal over it.

So, in that case, do guitar harmonizer pedals work for bass?