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A few ideas: The most difficult but most flexible approach would be to continue playing with the synth programming until the synth sounds in tune on more notes, or program more synths to have similar sounds on different notes. Use pedal point. A bassline using pedal point constantly plays the same note, regardless of the changes in harmony. Done well, ...


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There is absolutely no rule for this, and it depends entirely on the sound you want. A thicker pick allows for more precision because it does not bend (as much) when you pick a string. This goes very far; Brian May is known for sometimes using coins as guitar pick. A bass pick is also 'wider', with a larger surface than a normal pick. This gives you more ...


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Anything you use to pluck a guitar/bass string will affect the sound. A thick pick will give a thicker sound than a thin one. Fingers and finger nails will give different sounds again. Really, you need to try it. It certainly won't hurt either instrument, but personally I can't think of a reason for using a pick with bass. Slapping and popping become ...


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This is a really subjective question. If you like playing on a 5 string bass then by all means get a 5 string bass. You might even want to try a 6 string before making that decision. Use however many strings you are comfortable with. There really isn't an absolute answer. Any number of strings is good for any kind of music. In any standard configurations, ...


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I haven't done this, but there are kits from organ-building companies that enable you to install a sensor under each footpedal, all of which are connected to a MIDI interface. After a Google search, I found a link to this product at Classical MIDI Works in Canada. There are also several companies that sell complete, stand-alone MIDI bass pedal controller ...


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There are sooooo many different picks to choose from and every thickness and size will make a different sound. For me, I play bass and I prefer sharp guitar picks: for some reason these are the most comfortable for me and I like the sound. A bass pick will generally be louder (well, you'll notice when playing acoustically) and have more attack on your ...


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I remember trying that out myself. There wasn't so much difference in the sound, but it was kind of harder to play with a bass pick on a guitar. That is mainly because a bass pick is wider (since the bass strings are bigger) and the guitar strings are small. But the simplest thing you can do is to try it out. Picks are almost free, so getting a bass one ...



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