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    Guitar that plays bass at the same time!

    Thought of sharing this... I hope I am not crossing any rules.

    Three years ago or so, I had an idea of making a guitar play bass lines at the same time so I can jam with my son who was learning to play drums at the time. It was boring jamming without a bass player.

    I now call the guitar, "Gemini".

    Bass sound is on the left channel, guitar is on right channel.
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    The guitar is a Yamaha EG112C2.



    It has 2 circuits. The first circuit is for the normal guitar with its own volume pot. It has no tone control and goes to the output jack. It has a GM Railbucker bridge and a Fleor single coil sized rail humbucker with 5-way switching. The second circuit is for the middle pickup which was replaced with a 2-pole pickup that only picks up the 5th and 6th strings. It also has its own volume pot with no tone control and also goes to its own output jack. The signal is being fed to a Digitech Drop to convert it to a lower octave sound to simulate a bass.





    Gear used:
    Boss GT-100 for guitar effects
    Digitech Drop as octave pedal
    Behringer BDI21 Bass Amp Modeler
    Behringer UMC204HD interface

    DAW: Audacity

    The gear:





    It has crappy tuners right now. I would like to change it in the future. I am looking at changing the nut also.

    I feature mod projects, gear reviews, and my music on my YouTube channel! Thanks!

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    Very creative! Is that a custom-wound pickup for the middle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Very creative! Is that a custom-wound pickup for the middle?
    Thanks!

    It was meant for a cigar box guitar. I just placed it inside a blank cover, drilled 2 holes, and voila!
    Last edited by littlebadboy; 04-06-2020 at 11:46 AM.

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    That's really cool. Love seeing these sorts of innovations.

    I used to work with a guy who took a guitar and put 3 output jacks on it and basically made this sort of set-up, but the third output a keyboard/synth tone. He was all about the psychedelic stuff and was doing some crazy "too out there for Pink Floyd" things that probably would never have anything close to mainstream appeal. But this, man, you should get a patent and start offering these for sale. Do it now before someone else steals your idea.
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    This is AWESOMEEE!!!!

    Great job!

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