#1
Does anyone think this'll work? My idea would be to do this, and maybe add some distortion, see what type of effect it'll give, and if it sounds any good.
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Does anyone think this'll work? My idea would be to do this, and maybe add some distortion, see what type of effect it'll give, and if it sounds any good.


what exactly is a talkbox?
#3
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what exactly is a talkbox?


It's essentially a speaker and a tube, linked into your effects chain. The tube is attached to the mic stand near the microphone. What you play goes through the tube, and you use your mouth to alter this, and this altering gets picked up by the microphone.

Here's an example:

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i do it, and i hope i'm not ****ing anything up
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I thought the speaker might get hurt by the bass frequencies
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#7
I've got one built into my effects processor. It'll work, so...go for it.

On an irrelevant note: Claudio's guitar in that video is amazing.
#8
I think you'd need some sort of lowpass filter to get a useable tone out of it.
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I think you'd need some sort of lowpass filter to get a useable tone out of it.

Yeah, thats what I was wondering. If going for some low basslines, the talkbox speaker may not be good enough to handle low frequencies.
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#10
I'll be perfectly honest here--Peter Frampton and Neil Young's Trans album have pretty much put me off talkboxes for life. It was one of those overused effects of the late 1970s that just bring me back to the worst of that decade.

I know that Larry Graham used one when he was with Graham Central Station (at this point in the evening, the only song that comes to mind is "Now Do U Wanna Dance". But that's the only time I've heard one used with a bass guitar.
#11
Too me, now that I think about it, Les Claypool's sound on N.I.B sounds slightly talk-boxish...
#12
Here's what Youtube has to offer to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnZL1qaN0QE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHuapQWQHe0 (Comes in after a minute or two)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg2VwbUU6qI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--u7hO0KAiA&feature=related

Can't say that that I am too impressed with the sounds being produced

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9D-kUEp03c&feature=related
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#13
That third one's given some good ideas, cheers Beast. I'd be trying a little bit of Daft Punk too I guess.
I also have a keyboard, so I'd be using it for that as well.
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#14
I tried it, I couldn't get anything out of it, I thought the frequency of the notes from a bass was too low. however, other people in this thread have proved me wrong.