This is a short tip coming on the heels of the previous tutorial on thickening up your sound by mixing in a filtered version of the original sound. It got me to thinking - are there any other devices that we could route a signal through and mix in? Of course, the answer is yes. What I'm really talking about is using what would normally be thought of as insert effect, such as a phaser or Line6 Amp, as a send effect, so this is really easy to do.
Simply add your effect as a send effect and mix your effect in. You'd be surprised what mixing in some tone from a Line6 Bass Amp can do. It can add warmth or grit to the sound - depending on how much you mix in.
So, give it a try and let us know how it works for you!