View Full Version : Rastop Designs - Still in business?
05-07-2009, 05:12 AM
[[ EDIT: RASTOP ARE STILL VERY MUCH IN BUSINESS, and my Super Divider has been fixed - new switch needed ]]
I've got a Rastop Super Divider, which is no longer working. I emailed Alexander from Rastop last week and haven't heard back. When I click on http://www.rastopdesigns.com/ I either get directed to a page that says 'Not Found' or 'It works!' Very strange.
The pedal started to become difficult to engage about a year ago; sometimes it would need a slight half press down on the switch to get it to engage the effect in and out of bypass. Now it only works in bypass.
I like this pedal and would like to get it fixed rather than find a replacement. Is there even anything else close in pedal format?
05-07-2009, 06:50 AM
Octron or Octron2 is a superior octave divider (low octave) and also high octave (octavia sounds). You could also go with a BOSS OC-2 Octave-try to find a Made In Japan one-the OC-2 "Octaver" is even better sounding in my opinion.
05-07-2009, 07:30 AM
Octron is very cool but I think the Rastop divider has intervals along with the octave. Always wanted to check one of those out.
Sounds like it may be a bad switch or connection. Does it work if you open it up and move some wires?
I have a Mid Fi prototype that does something similar (with some glitch) not sure if it will be released. Only other that I've only seen the old Roctave divider layouts if you wanted to build your own.
05-07-2009, 12:19 PM
Thanks for the input.
I had a little prod but I really don't know what to look for and most of the wiring has been 'moulded' together (during manufacture, not by me) with some kind of heat shrinking rubber, so you can't really see or move anything.
I had an Octron for a while. Liked it, but its not what I'm after.
I never really used the Super Divider's octave up control or the original signal blend; just level controls for -1 and -2 octaves below. It basically creates a fat square wave, as opposed to the Octron's smooth almost sinewave signal.
Others I've discovered today that I'm now considering:
Seppuku Sub-Octave. $139. Sounds great. My only criticism is that it only does either -1 OR -2 octaves below, not a blend of both. Very tempting though.
MI Audio Pollyanna Polly-Octave. $179. Its got all the right controls, but sounds too glitchy to me. If I could make it sustain and track nicely without glitching, I'd take it. Anyone used it?
Pigtronix Mothership. $479. Loads of features, maybe too many that I don't need like ringmod. Its big, ugly and expensive, but I quite like the idea of Portamento.
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