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Old 05-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Depends on what you're playing. For example, if you're gonna play Rush you'll need some bass in there. If it's just a jam band, then you could get away with a beefy rythm guitar. Or you could go the way of Local H, or The White Stripes which utilize a mock bass tone from a guitar.
Yeah, go for it. Its not like the white stripes have always sounded terrible live, or anything...
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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utilize a mock bass tone from a guitar.
Don't do this.

If you want a bass tone invest in a cheap bass guitar. Playing a bass line on a guitar sounds like crap, regardless of the amount of effects you apply to it. Either re-write the songs to feature a heavier and more prominent rhythm part or get the actual instrument and have one (or both) of the guitar players pulling double duty.
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Switch a guitarist to bass and get a synthesizer, which you can take turns to play.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Don't do this.

If you want a bass tone invest in a cheap bass guitar...
Why didn't I think of that.

Was just giving the OP some vaiable options.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:50 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Why didn't I think of that.

Was just giving the OP some vaiable options.
It would sound terrible. I don't call that viable.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:54 AM   #16 (permalink)
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It would sound terrible. I don't call that viable.
I just finished a song that has NO bass in it, and I used a "Mock" bass sound from a guitar. It doesn't sound terrible at all. But that is certainly my own opinion.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:34 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I just finished a song that has NO bass in it, and I used a "Mock" bass sound from a guitar. It doesn't sound terrible at all. But that is certainly my own opinion.
Believe me, if it doesn't sound like crap, it'll be a first as far as I'm concerned.
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Believe me, if it doesn't sound like crap, it'll be a first as far as I'm concerned.
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The above doesn't sound bad at all, and I've heard other people do it and it sounds just fine. So long as you're not trying to make the "bass" part too prominent in the mix, it should be okay at doing its job. I've attempted to resort to this a couple of times when I was just too lazy to grab my bass from a friend's house. I didn't end up liking any of it, but I did find it convenient enough to just stack an additional guitar behind the lead and give it a heavier sound.
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<snip>So long as you're not trying to make the "bass" part too prominent in the mix, it should be okay at doing its job. <snip>
Thats just it. The main guitar riff in that piece serves as the bass line as well as the rythm, and is not real prominent but lays low for a backdrop.

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