#1
Hey I know this is an extremely noob quesiton, but I don't see it being posted anywhere else so here it goes

Can electric guitars play bass?
#2
There are modelers out there that can do that, I think line6 has one
#3
No. They don't have any fingers.

I think you're looking for an octave/pitch shifter pedal.
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#4
A bass guitar is an octave below so you can play the same notes but they won't be as low. There are modellers that can make your signal go lower but even then it won't be as good as an electric bass.
#5
^ correct. Bass guitars typically have a longer scale too, so these modellers on a guitar will sound muddy because of the short scale. People even complain that short scale basses sound muddy.
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#6
Technically yes with an octave pedal, but as other guys have said with the scale length of a bass taken into account it won't sound the same.
#7
there's an effect that turns your guitar into a bass. they're commonly found on multieffects units.
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#8
I saw a jazz band once. They didn't have a bass player, but the guitar player had tuned his guitar low enough to match a bass. Ofcourse the guitar was set up for the tuning and so on.
It was fun to watch..
#9
Thanx everyone for the input
But hmmmm I'm not sure if i asked the right question :S

You know how on an acoustic guitar in many songs, you continuously strum chords?
Is that called bass? (i'm starting to feel really stupid right now)

If not, can the electric guitar play that?
#10
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I saw a jazz band once. They didn't have a bass player, but the guitar player had tuned his guitar low enough to match a bass. Ofcourse the guitar was set up for the tuning and so on.
It was fun to watch..


I doubt this. Even the lowliest of jazz ensembles (trios) ALWAYS have a bassist.
#11
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Thanx everyone for the input
But hmmmm I'm not sure if i asked the right question :S

You know how on an acoustic guitar in many songs, you continuously strum chords?
Is that called bass? (i'm starting to feel really stupid right now)

If not, can the electric guitar play that?


You're thinking of rhythm, or background. I think you were thinking bass because bass is a backgroud instrument a lot of times.

Sure, electric guitar can play background. Most classic rock bands, modern rock bands, hard rock bands, and metal bands generally voice with the guitar, or use a lot of riffs and fills, but mainstream-punk bands and pop-punk bands use the electric guitar SOLELY as a background instrument.

Also, you'llfind many instances in both older and more modern rock music where the electric is used for background playing. It all depends on the band and song.
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#12
I doubt you can play certain bass techniques like slapping and popping.
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#13
technically yes but it'll be an octave too high...get an octave pedal or simply a bass and a bass amp
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