Octave Pedal...where in singal chain?

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  1. jake5

    jake5 Supporting Member

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    Just picked up a Boss OC2, and I'm wondering where to put it in the chain?:dude
     
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    as close to your guitar as possible..
     
  3. jaywalker

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    try goosing it if u use more than one OD.
    I have a pearl with a TS9 before it and a couple of other units after it.

    The tracking is much better that way and if you have an upper octave available, it screams.
    Check out this toobage at around 2:32 and 3:30 to see what I mean about goosing the octave. It works equally well with lower octaves.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UED3Au3DlQ
     
  4. geetarman

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    I put mine right after wah and before any fuzz or od pedals.
     
  5. Ricman

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    Give this a read through. This is my own way of doing things and I found this guy explains things very well:
    http://users.chariot.net.au/~gmarts/fx-order.htm
    Your octave pedal will be classified as a pitch effect on his page. I have mine 6th pedal out in the chain, after the wah, compressor and OD's and just before the chorus, flanger and trem.
     
  6. gang twanger

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    It might depend on (or it might not, perhaps) which type of octave sound your looking for. I'm into the whole Hendrix/Octavia thing, so I have a Voodoo Lab Proctavia, which I think, for the money, is a fantastic sounding octave-up pedal.
    Incidentally, I put it before my fuzz/overdrive/distortion boxes in the signal chain. Sometimes I can use it by itself, but mostly I prefer to run it into my fuzz pedals (Sweet Sound Pro Bender, Throbak Fuzz Haze, and a Throbak Overdrive Boost).
     
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    Whoa! I knew this was coming. I just got hit with my first spammy pop-up ad here on TGP. At least it was for something that I already have, so no biggy. I at least understand why they need to do this.
     

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