#1
I'm in a band as the bassist but I also like playing normal guitar and tbh, I'm slightly better than the lead guitarist at soloing. I was wonder whether I could make a guitar sound similar to a bass guitar but still be able to play it as a normal guitar. I have a telecaster rip off and that sound fairly bassy, what else ca I do?
#2
you could buy an octaver
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#3
If I were you I would look for some sort of octave pedal that way you could be playing a bass line then rip into a solo in an instant. I'm not sure exactly what pedal you should go for but I think the Digitech Whammy pedal would work and you get a wah along with it. I'm not positive but I'd just try it out as most music stores have them.
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if the bass player is better at soloing than the lead guitarist, i think there it a problem
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Yes, you can go and buy an octave pedal. But only a bass is going to "sound" like a bass. Period.

And I question asking in the bass forum how you can make the forum instrument redundant, so you may want to ask the guitar forum for a bit more receptive advise. And I know what you meant, but you may also want to avoid the distinction of "normal guitar" vs bass in the future. Both are "normal" in a band.
#6
There are some octave pedals cheaper than a Whammy, like the EHX Mini POG. And that can give you an octave up signal, an cotave lower, and everywhere in between.
#7
Cheers, I'll get one soon as I can afford a cheap one.

"And I question asking in the bass forum how you can make the forum instrument redundant"

:O Nothing can make bass reduntant! It is the only eternal instrument! I'll always prefer playing bass guitar over normal guitar, I'm just looking for different sounds and variations.
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Cheers, I'll get one soon as I can afford a cheap one.

"And I question asking in the bass forum how you can make the forum instrument redundant"

:O Nothing can make bass reduntant! It is the only eternal instrument! I'll always prefer playing bass guitar over normal guitar, I'm just looking for different sounds and variations.


Thank you for the clarification
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if the bass player is better at soloing than the lead guitarist, i think there it a problem




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#10
So you're going to play bass lines on your tele copy all night? That would be weird to say the least. If you're itching to solo a little, just tell the other guitarist to just switch instruments with you for a few songs. That would be cooler than thumping on a tele. You're going to want to solo like a normal guitar anyway, and then what's going to happen to the bass?
#11
just do solos on the bass
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just do solos on the bass



this. bass solos arent heard that often, and when done right, are awesome.
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if you are better soloing that the guitarrist take advantage of that!!! do bass solo!!! that always great
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Imo, look into just soloing on bass. There's a song by Incubus that has a very nifty bass solo in it, that is quite melodic and a very nice solo. It's an example that you can do sweet stuff on bass rather then getting a guitar and bassifying so that you can solo occassionally.

And as mentioned earlier, an octaver works but will not truly sound like a bass, and in my experience quite hollow, as Anarkee stated.

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you could get a double necked thing thats a bass on the top neck and a guitar on the bottom. best of both worlds, no need to get any pedals and you get real bass and guitar sounds.
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you could get a double necked thing thats a bass on the top neck and a guitar on the bottom. best of both worlds, no need to get any pedals and you get real bass and guitar sounds.


like mike rutherford from genesis!!

Will be pricey though!
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you could get a double necked thing thats a bass on the top neck and a guitar on the bottom. best of both worlds, no need to get any pedals and you get real bass and guitar sounds.


yes,

double neck or more higher strings.

you could buy a 5-string set of strings and tune You're current bass ADGB (assuming it is a 4 string, if not you probably get the idea anyway)

has anyone mentioned An Octave-up pedal? I think there's one on my Zoom pedal, But it sometimes gets notes wrong and makes the bass sound like a sitar!
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#21
play the guitar through the bass amp and use a octave pedal.

lots of sludge rock bands do this
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#22
Bass solo?
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#23
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play the guitar through the bass amp and use a octave pedal.


I've done this. I normally play bass for my church band, but in one song i play a distorted guitar lead, and we had no one else to play bass. It works, just make sure you can lock in with the drummer.