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An octave down...?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by schmee, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity

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    What's best to occasionally emulate a bass line on guitar, Boss Harmonist? POG? or other? The simpler the better. What about time (delay) issues on any? I'd like to have this option sometimes in the duo...
     
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    I have the Micro POG. It sounds a bit like a synth, and there is a little latency that’s only noticeable if you kill the dry signal. It tracks incredibly well. It’s a fun pedal, but I don’t think it can make a guitar sound like a bass.
     
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    Boss Harmonist works too. Make sure your speakers can handle it. The low frequencies are what breaks them...
     
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    Boss has an oc2 and an oc3. The 3 is pretty versatile.


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  5. Gunerius

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    Boss oc3 has that poly mode that only adds the octave on the lowest note. If you're planning on faking bass live that's pretty handy!
     
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    I was searching for the best octave pedal and tried a few. I'm a Boss person but the OC series did not work out for me. I settled for the Digitech Drop and it was the best for my intentions.

    My demo:


    As a bass emulator:


    And the isolated sounds...


    Good luck on your search!
     
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    That thing sounds pretty good! I didn’t even know it existed.
     
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    Yes I like it very much! It goes down by semi-tones, but it has its limitations. it could get a little wobbly on fast runs after past 4 semi-tones if you noticed in the video. But it is fine with elongated long single notes and to emulate a bass at the full octave down setting. However, it is far better than everything else that I tried including the Boss OCs.

    With the Digitech Drop, I have no need of a 7-string or a baritone as the sound from it is close enough for me.
     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity

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    Yeah, this is just a quiet duo situation. Good point though, wonder how my 2 x 6" speakers will handle the lows!
     
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    Foxrox Octron will do that and s lot more.
     
  11. littlebadboy

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    Yeah, that's why my guitar bass (up there fee posts up) separates bass signal to a real bass amp.

    And... I sold all my amps im favor of a Headrush FRFR. It could handle guitar or bass, but I'm an mfx user though.
     
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  12. Gunerius

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    Yeah the seperate out in the guitar helps. I have a few guitars with either 3/3 split it just the 3 strings on it's own. I dind the oc3 tracks very good, but the sound can ve a bit sterile and needs some sweetening. If you don't have an own pickup for your bass strings the oc3 also has a dry and wet out. But if you're planning on just playing fake bass and not guitat at the same time I would probably go for something else. The DOD meatbox is very cool. If they still are in production I'd grab one
     
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    But then, there is the EH Pitchfork. Versatile and multi faceted. But it has a nice range of low end key. But it also emulates a 12 string, modulates. Lot of bang for the buck.
     
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    Buy a bass.
     
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    Thin white duke Friend of Leo's

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    The best cheapest polyphonic octaver is the Mooer tender octaver, the first version was basically a Pog, now they are doing the second version but it's still great.
     
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    Effet pedals sound like effects, at best, and more often they sound like crap. I bought an electro harmonix Octave multiplexer, and this one might be the worst of all. The Digitech Drop shown above does a really good job on the first few semitones but the full octave is really wrong to my ears, the low end seems completely washed away.

    A real bass may not be a practical solution for you, but maybe you could try a Ukulele bass (i bought the Kala electric U-bass) that's small, light and fun. It plays like a guitar (same scale length), is tuned like a bass, and sounds quite like a standing bass. Amazing.
     
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    I agree. For me, the first four semi-tones down were okay. It was all I need anyway. But, it was good for me in emulating bass at the full octave setting. Although posted above already, check the bass emulation at 1:00 here:
     
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    You are right, it does the trick here The bass isolated sourds a bit weird, but in the mix it is ok.
     
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    To emulate a real bass I have found that the Octron III is my favourite. More realistic sounding than any of POG versions.
    For polyphonic stuff the Drop or the Whammy are excellent too.
     
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    Micro pog is good and cheap
    Regular pog is better but not cheap.

    What you really want is this

    https://www.ehx.com/products/bass9

    Does exactly what you want, everything from precision to standup bass.




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