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    Default Any recommendation on octave pedal to simulate a bass guitar?

    Thinking of getting one for the duo I play in, to occasionally add a bass line to a song instead of mandolin riffs. Am in a rural area so hard to get where I can test different pedals, and not sure how well this idea would work. Anyone out there tried this and have recommendations? I assume I need a 2 octave shift, or more??
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    Default Re: Any recommendation on octave pedal to simulate a bass guitar?

    The Electro Harmonix Micro POG tracks really well, but it's only one octave either way.

    The bigger models might go two octaves (I haven't tried 'em so I don't know, but I haven't tried running a Micro POG into another Micro POG either).

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    Default Re: Any recommendation on octave pedal to simulate a bass guitar?

    The POG2 does two- and one-octave down, and several above. It also has an excellent slow attack effect which allows emulating a bowed sound.

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    Default Re: Any recommendation on octave pedal to simulate a bass guitar?

    The Electro Harmonix Nano POG is excellent. I use with a regular 8 string acoustic mandolin and it works wonderfully. I also used an Electro Harmonix Pitch Fork. While the Pitch Fork has way more options than the POG, it doesn't track as well.

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    Default Re: Any recommendation on octave pedal to simulate a bass guitar?

    I’d get one of the many ukulele like bass instruments out there. I’ve not heard an octave shifter that sounded even half good to me.
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    Default Re: Any recommendation on octave pedal to simulate a bass guitar?

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...9-bass-machine

    Not an octave pedal but sounds pretty good.

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    Exclamation More than just a Pedal...

    Get bridge divided pickup, and a 13 pin output* to a Roland guitar synth, and the synth should offer a bass patch. with good sound ..

    * have used RMC pickups, an 8 pin connector cable> to their Poly drive 2 box >, 13 pin out from that box.
    to the Roland pedal board synth.

    which has 2 line level outputs to a mixer channel ...



    U Bass so much simpler.. but the synth has a lot more sounds than just bass..




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    Default Re: Any recommendation on octave pedal to simulate a bass guitar?

    I love my U-Bass.
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