Are there disadvantages to using transpose function to get bass sounds

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  1. kimjanee

    kimjanee SS.org Regular

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    As opposed to using a cheap bass (without pickup change). I don't have a bass now and i transpose the guitar parts an octave down to get the bass parts. Does using 'transpose' sound less good than using a real bass?
     
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    akinari SS.org Regular

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    Depends on the application. Personally, I'd rather use a cheap bass and potentially have to process the living daylights out of it to get the tone I want rather than pitch down my guitar.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    LordIronSpatula A series of interconnected fortune cookies.

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    There are MIDI bass samples that will sound a lot better in a mix than a pitch shifted guitar. You can even use a recording of your guitar to trigger some of them.
     
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    It's like a whammy pedal/pitch shift effect, but down instead of up.

    That's basically it. It's fundamentally different. Whether or not you like the sound is up to you.
     
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