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Alright, I've been kinda looking at stuff like effects and other stuff. And i came across Bass Balls. now i dont really understand what that does could some explain it.?
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Listen to City of Delusion by Muse. That effect is a bassballs.
Cliff Burton had a bassballs too, so James says, but I don't know where it's used.

Heres a demo:

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=QpncRw7ridE
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Listen to City of Delusion by Muse. That effect is a bassballs.
Cliff Burton had a bassballs too, so James says, but I don't know where it's used.

Heres a demo:

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=QpncRw7ridE



Why does he do a weird accent at the end?


Also, when he adds the distortion, is it supposed to sound that thin and ****ty?
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Why does he do a weird accent at the end?


Also, when he adds the distortion, is it supposed to sound that thin and ****ty?


Because he thinks its funny? Maybe he's trying to at "Balls" to his voice...I don't know.

But I have a nano one, it's great

And it's not just the added distortion...It's any distortion, other pedals added on sound like that too
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Being as the bassballs has twin envelope followers, it's not solely a distortion. Sounds damn good, and Flea uses one from time to time. Maybe Bellamy set it up as a high-pass
filter, so it would sound deliberately sh*tty.
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Being as the bassballs has twin envelope followers, it's not solely a distortion. Sounds damn good, and Flea uses one from time to time. Maybe Bellamy set it up as a high-pass
filter, so it would sound deliberately sh*tty.


er... what exactly is a twin envelope follower.

And can someone explain the "sound difference" between a bassballs modified sound and a non-modified sound. Like I've listened to demos, and city of delusion, but I guess I don't know how to put the sound into words. Can someone help me?
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Because he thinks its funny? Maybe he's trying to at "Balls" to his voice...I don't know.

But I have a nano one, it's great

And it's not just the added distortion...It's any distortion, other pedals added on sound like that too



So if I added on a flanger or distortion, the Bassballs tone gets all messed up and tinny sounding?


EDIT:

What are the diffs b/w the Nano, Chrome Bassballs and the Black Bassballs?
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What are the diffs b/w the Nano, Chrome Bassballs and the Black Bassballs?

They're all better than blue (bass)balls.

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I got a Nano one a few weeks ago, and I like it a lot. I'm not sure how to describe the sound difference between it any any other type of distortion, except maybe to say it's funkier. The only way to know it is to listen to an example of bass balls and a normal distortion.
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