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07:33 AM on 11/09/12
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mikenewsbears
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Yes. I talked to Kevin Medina, their sound tech, after a show in April and he confirmed that the bass tracks are programmed into Cacie's MacBook. I don't blame the band; it's likely they can't reasonably afford a touring bassist.

They also played "Thread" as the song that aired on television last night. It can be seen here.

Where is the bass coming from? Is it just a track they play along with?

I literally thought the same thing when I saw a Ampeg cab without any of them playing bass. I do this live through an EQ/DI rack & maximizer into the PA. The results are pretty great considering it's an bass emulator. However, if you were to run the signal through a real bass cab and head like they do, you can hear the awesome results. It might feel unnatural at times since you wont get those sutle nuances from a human playing, but like CallMeTro said, it's likely they can't afford a touring bassist.

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