#1
Hey Guys. When im jammin with my mates, they like to pull solos on geetar every now and again. Naturally i stick my bass on overdrive and pull a solo of my own, however it lacks the screaming quality of a guitar solo, is there any effects or the like that can make my bass scream like a guitar
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#5
BOSS's Bass Overdrive Pedal seems to be the solution. This.

Sounds fuzzy. I don't know how much they would cost though.
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BOSS's Bass Overdrive Pedal seems to be the solution.
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Read my gear, i have it, the pedal i seem to be missin is the digitech bass whammy, however would the red normal whammy work fine with bass
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#8
I've heard it'll suck some low-end, but it works fine.
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#9
The other thing you're missing,a and the thing my facetious post left out, is that a bass will always have a basses timbre. That's why people who suggest using a whammy to sound like a guitar are so wrong. It sounds like a bass an octave up. Be aware of that. You'll get no more screech with a whammy.
#10
You could always try using pinch harmonics too.
They sound pretty awesome with a nice bit o' distortion on.
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put another 2 strings on

*reported* this isnt the only thread you've **** in.


TS: the best way you make you bass sound out would be ask you guitarist to have a long break in his solo so you and the drummer can have a solo. *shrugs* just a thought
#12
You aren't really going to get your bass to scream like a guitar, you should just get a guitar if that's what you want to do.

Although a fuzz/distortion/overdrive and a wah pedal would help.
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put another 2 strings on


Reported.

IDK, I always look at the bass solo as the sonic opposite of the guitar solo. I agree with Jazzy on this one. A bass has a bass timbre--its what adds the sonic balance to the mix and makes the song more interesting.
#15
Piccolo bass, a heavy overdrive, and some hardcore pinch harmonics. That will make you sound kind of similar to a guitar.
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Hey Guys. When im jammin with my mates, they like to pull solos on geetar every now and again. Naturally i stick my bass on overdrive and pull a solo of my own, however it lacks the screaming quality of a guitar solo, is there any effects or the like that can make my bass scream like a guitar



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#17
a bass that sound like a guitar?
then just buy a guitar
but you should try with diferent EQ settings but if not going to have the same sound of a guitar
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#18
Every time I see this thread I hope it's about Peter Stahl's DC hardcore band from the '80s.

I think the screaming sound the threadstarter is thinking of is pinch harmonics and the like.
#20
I'm suprised how little wah pedals how been mentioned.

If you try to find wah pedals with more of a wailing sound (best guitar comparison is the Ibanez screaming demon, though no bass ones come to mind) and use that with a heavy overdrive, it should help to get some of that screaming quality. However, it will never sound the same, due to physical differences between the instruments.
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#21
ok

I found a pedal today, and thought of you TS

becuase one of its functions turns your bass into a lead guitar whilst keeping the clean bass signal, by adding various ocatves, i was playing it today, was fun as hell, and it has built in distortion too, it's totally funking cool!!

downside is its been discontinued, so finding one is difficult

I really want the one I've found, so Im gonna be a dick and not tell you where it is, sorry man, but I've had the sh*ttest day today, I could have something nasty, and pretty permanent, and yeah......im pissed off

its an Akai UniBass

this is the only soundclip I could find, not that great,its better in real life

http://www.geocities.com/basseffects/UBdemotwo.mp3
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#22
^That effect is essentially an octave divider. You can do the same thing with a POG or any other octave divider that lets you go an octave up rather than down.
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^That effect is essentially an octave divider. You can do the same thing with a POG or any other octave divider that lets you go an octave up rather than down.


cool, I dont know much about effects

but I thought it was pretty cool
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#24
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarmonics.

Try em.
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