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Bass emulation with JTV recommendation

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Can anyone recommend a standard guitar model (tuned down by an octave) or a custome model to best emulate a bass guitar for jam track looping, i.e., some string use restrictions and obvious limitations are acceptable.

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Haven't tried to pull that particular rabbit out of the JTV's hat, but as much as I enjoy the guitar, I suspect the "buy a cheap bass" approach will be infinitely more satisfying than asking the guitar to impersonate one...but who knows? You might get lucky.

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28 minutes ago, Kilrahi said:

 

Do you still have this patch?  I was looking for something like this, but when I go to the original link it looks empty. 

 

Would it be possible to put it back up?

It is still there, need to register. Or you can search for the bass preset of helix.

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2 hours ago, arislaf said:

It is still there, need to register. Or you can search for the bass preset of helix.

Will do. Thanks for the tip!

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Have to agree that a cheap bass likely would provide a more satisfying experience. I've created tunings for bass on both my Variax 500 and JTV, and used them with the bass amp model pack in my old Pod XT Live. Yeah, they kinda work, especially when buried in the mix with other instruments. To me, it doesn't sound too realistic when it's the only instrument you hear. Fun to fiddle with when you're warming up and there's someone around who's not familiar with the capabilities of the Variax. 

 

Care needs to be taken with the way you attack the strings, too. That has a significant impact on the overall 'bass sound'...

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3 hours ago, cbrillow said:

Have to agree that a cheap bass likely would provide a more satisfying experience. I've created tunings for bass on both my Variax 500 and JTV, and used them with the bass amp model pack in my old Pod XT Live. Yeah, they kinda work, especially when buried in the mix with other instruments. To me, it doesn't sound too realistic when it's the only instrument you hear. Fun to fiddle with when you're warming up and there's someone around who's not familiar with the capabilities of the Variax. 

 

Care needs to be taken with the way you attack the strings, too. That has a significant impact on the overall 'bass sound'...

 

I do hope to buy a bass in the future but sometimes you just hit emergencies.

 

Still, I have to say running through some bass presets on the HX Stomp it sounded pretty cool and I got some compliments.

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