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Thunderous guitar pickup brings out a guitarist's inner bass player

The latest version of A Little Thunder allows a player to add a one or two octave-down bass signal to the guitar's lowest strings while simultaneously retaining the standard signals from all six strings. In short, it gives guitarists the ability to play electric guitar and bass on the same instrument at the same time

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https://newatlas.com/music/little-thunder-version-2-guitar-pickup/

Re: Thunderous guitar pickup brings out a guitarist's inner bass player

Reply #1
I don't play the electric much but I've been wondering if there's anything similar on a multieffects pedal or even an app or plugin for iPad/Windows software. I mean, there should be, right? It's kind of like the good old Harmonizer effect. I wonder why they say it's not available in pedals, which seems like the better place to put this kind of processing.

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Reply #2
Yeah...  It seems kind-of crazy to "permanently" modify a guitar like that instead of using some kind of octive divide or pitch-shift plug-in.   Unless, you're one of those guys with a wall-full of guitars and you "need" another "special" one.    (I've got an old Dire Straits video concert and I think Mark Knopfler plays a different guitar for every song!)

 

Re: Thunderous guitar pickup brings out a guitarist's inner bass player

Reply #3
From what I understand, the octave-shift "bass" pickup selectively listens to only the lowest three strings. I don't think a pedal could do that.

Re: Thunderous guitar pickup brings out a guitarist's inner bass player

Reply #4
Is there anything a pedal couldn't do these days?  :)

 
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