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Fungus_Amongus's picture
Denmark
Jun 2004
8 years ago

A couple of days ago I asked about Neil Youngs sound and learned that he some times uses a octave pedal. So i figured i'll try one out. But the only one the store had in stock atm was a boss-oc2 wich i didn't like. To crystal clear and digital sounding.

So i would like to hear your oppinion on a good octave pedal

Only requirement is a octave down and a organic, full and warm sound. If it got more features its just a plus.

So far is cash not and issue so just roll all the expensive pedals out.

Charlie

Warmoth P-90 LP or Warmoth LP w. SD JB & SD 59 ->
Modded Crybaby - D*A*M Drag'Fly - Fulltone OCD - Sniper GE-7 - T-Rex Mudhoney - Boss TU-2 - Boss DM-2 ->
Orange OR-80 w. Orange 4x12 Cab.

berarduur's picture
Losser, of all places........
Apr 2004
2 months ago

Pearl Octaver; octave up, one and two octaves down and a direct knob. Great octaver.

Mu-Tron Octave-divider. Great tracking, touch of upper octave can be dialed in by the ringer knob and a stabalise knob to add some small delay and by this tracking is better. Also the switch to turn off the direct signal is great!

Tijd zat..., toch?

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"He's Barardurr; he just does"

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Zeppelanoid's picture
Montreal, Canada
Feb 2006
4 years ago

EH POG or HOG

Sri_Aurobindo's picture
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Jun 2006
8 years ago

If you didn't like the Boss OC-2 I wouldn't go with the POG or HOG because they are digital and very clean. They do sound great with a good fuzz behind them. I use my hog with a heavy fuzz to make my own octave/fuzz-type tones.

For a normal octave pedal I use a Prescription Electronics Clean Octave Blend. It's pretty much so a misnomer bc it's almost impossible to get a "clean" sound out of it. It's a total ocatve fuzz and has an awesome tone. when the blend is cranked you get a lot of ring mod type sounds. However, this is an octave UP effect.

If you want an octave down effect, I'd say you should get the Foxrox Octron. Just check out the soundclips on the Foxrox site. Plus you can go an octave up too.

Main Guitar
62' Fender Jaguar MIJ RI- Limited Edition Gold Hardware and Blond body W/ Curtis Novak p/us, strung w/ Gretch Electromatic Flatwounds- 12's

Pedal Board
Crybaby> EH HOG w/ Roland EV5 exp pedal> Prescription E. Clean Octave Blend> Effector 13 Soda Meiser> EH Graphic Fuzz> Death By Audio Interstellar Overdriver> Homebrew ComPressor Retro> Catalinbread Semaphore Trem> EH Small Clone> EH Deluxe Mem Man> Crate VC50 head w/ JJ tubes

kdc113's picture
May 2006
7 years ago

The OC-2 is analog. Other cheap what i tried is de DOD octave, is good, cheap, and have only one octave down.

fiveways's picture
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Sep 2002
1 year ago

Originally posted by berarduur

Mu-Tron Octave-divider. Great tracking, touch of upper octave can be dialed in by the ringer knob and a stabalise knob to add some small delay and by this tracking is better. Also the switch to turn off the direct signal is great!

Have you ever thought about cloning it?

No one has to be alright all of the time.

berarduur's picture
Losser, of all places........
Apr 2004
2 months ago

I am busy redesigning the schematic. The only one I have is terrible to read.........

When it is done, I will consider the build and the cloning.

Tijd zat..., toch?

Quote:

"Berarduur, the self sufficient guitar maan"
"He's Barardurr; he just does"

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http://technophobia.co.nr/

Helmet_2's picture
Italy
Mar 2004
3 years ago

Cough.. Dod fx 35 octoplus, one octave down, it is cheap and tracks well.

daniel2001's picture
London, UK
May 2006
9 years ago

Originally posted by berarduur
Mu-Tron Octave-divider. Great tracking, touch of upper octave can be dialed in by the ringer knob and a stabalise knob to add some small delay and by this tracking is better. Also the switch to turn off the direct signal is great!

They are rather good, if you can find one at a good price, I'd say its a good buy.

If not, then I would have gone for a Boss OC2, my brother and my guitar tutor use them and I think that they sound really nice.

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proggy04's picture
North Carolina
Dec 2003
7 years ago

The Electro-Harmonix Octave Multiplexer might be what you're looking for... Decent tracking but not terribly clean (very Neil Young-esque). While the Pog is cool, you really need a monophonic octave to get that real nasty sound when you hit multiple strings.

Customized Highway 1 Strat with special pickup configuration (middle pickup modifed to pick up only E and A strings)

Signal 1: OC-2 - Fulldrive - DD-3 - Jamman - '59 Bassman RI

Signal 2: Octave multiplexer - PS-3 - PA system

Fungus_Amongus's picture
Denmark
Jun 2004
8 years ago

Originally posted by berarduur
I am busy redesigning the schematic. The only one I have is terrible to read.........

When it is done, I will consider the build and the cloning.

Is it in the near future that you'll be ready with a mutron clone??

Warmoth P-90 LP or Warmoth LP w. SD JB & SD 59 ->
Modded Crybaby - D*A*M Drag'Fly - Fulltone OCD - Sniper GE-7 - T-Rex Mudhoney - Boss TU-2 - Boss DM-2 ->
Orange OR-80 w. Orange 4x12 Cab.