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  • Does anyone use a synth for bass in their band?

    I am currently recording songs using virtual synths for the bass. When I assemble a live band, I have someone who will be playing the bass parts on a synth and I am considering a Little Phatty.



    Anyone else use a synth for the bass parts? If so, talk about your equipment and set-up.



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    Best use I've seen is probably the Dandy Warhols. They usually use a Korg MS-20 through a GK rig.
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    • #3
      i use a slim phatty for bass parts. sounds great.
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      • #4
        haha, i want to, but nobody in portland is down with it!



        i have a moog source -> DOD meat box -> woolly mammoth -> dwarfcraft great destroyer -> audible disease 33 -> montreal assembly uranus -> boss eh-2 -> devi mirro -> maxon ph-350



        i'm about to ****************can some of that, though.

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        • #5
          I use my guitar.
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          • #6
            Mmmm.... Source.



            If there's one mono synth that I got rid of that I probably shouldn't have....
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            • #7
              I use a EH Bass Micro Synth with an eq, and a Digitech Whammy V for my bass guitar.

              I also use Roland PK-5A bass pedals into a Novation Superbasstation, as well as a K Station.

              I'm also incorporating a Machine Mikro into the rig as well (not done yet).

              I have Moog Taurus pedals that I don't use live anymore, I can get close to that tone with my Novation SBS.

              I saw Grimes, Myths and Crystal Castles last month, it was a synth bass orgy.
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              • #8
                Either a Phatty or the new Minitaur by Moog would be perfect....the Minitaur especially since its based off the Taurus bass pedals.



                Run that into a bass amp or just straight to the house and you'll be rumbling every venue.
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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by Texas Noise Factory
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                  Best use I've seen is probably the Dandy Warhols. They usually use a Korg MS-20 through a GK rig.




                  I'm a huge Dandy's fan and that's where I originally got the idea to use a synth for bass. I had always thought Zia was using a Voyager, but I think you are right the Korg is her main bass synth.
                  RIG:

                  boss fz-2 • ehx dmm • ehx pulsar • korg dt-10 • alesis quadraverb • grendel drone commander • vox v830 distortion booster • tremulus lune • ronsound trem-o-matic • ibanez lf7

                  fender princeton chorus x2

                  fernandes native pro
                  epiphone les paul signature semi-hollow

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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by recovery
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                    I'm a huge Dandy's fan and that's where I originally got the idea to use a synth for bass. I had always thought Zia was using a Voyager, but I think you are right the Korg is her main bass synth.




                    I use to own a MS-20, it's cool but wouldn't be my first choice for bass.
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                    • #11
                      Moog minitaur or Dave Smith Mopho would be perfect. You can scoop mopho's for reeeeeeealllllllllllll cheap these days.

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                      • #12
                        maybe for a side-project becuz i don't have a Bass. haven't decided if this side-project needs bass parts though...

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                        • #13
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                          • #14
                            I one saw Harvey Milk play a show with both Tanner on bass and a synth player doubling the parts.



                            It was awesome.
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                            • #15
                              my advice is don't go for an all bass sound, include lots of attack.
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