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Offline LeHorla

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Using octave effect on amp to sound like a bass
« on: March 16, 2021, 11:24:07 pm »
 I've heard that the bass sound in "Seven Nation Army" was done using an electric guitar and an octavor(?) pedal. I've also read that the Boss Katana-100 MKII has an "octave effect". Is it possible to use this octave effect to make your guitar sound like a bass?

I'm thinking about upgrading my amp, and at some point, if possible, use the octave effect to record simple bass lines. I've never recorded anything so hopefully this makes some sense. Thanks!

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Re: Using octave effect on amp to sound like a bass
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2021, 11:28:52 pm »
Yes, it is possible. You will need to connect it to a PC and use Boss Tone Studio to configure a patch with the Octave effect.

It's not going to sound exactly like a bass guitar, especially if playing at bedroom levels as you may hear your guitar strings ringing out acoustically whilst recording, but it will sound like a bass instrument and you can combine it with some other effects like an overdrive or wah to get some cool sounds.

This may be of interest:

https://youtu.be/uvw9HErGOQA

Cheers,

Keith

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Re: Using octave effect on amp to sound like a bass
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2021, 11:35:58 pm »
Thanks Keith, for giving me the (super-quick) answer I wanted to hear! Close is good enough for me.

Pierre
 


 

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