Cheap octave pedal

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  1. Lund

    Lund Member

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    Hey !

    Whats the difference between the danelectro french toast octave and the chili dog... i have a fuzz allready... i just need a nice octavia.

    Think Hendrix and that stuff.... ive seen the french toast mentioned before, but im unsure if is has a built in fuzz (switchable?), or the chili dog is better.

    Are there any other good choices? we are talking cheap and preferably small footprint.

    Michael
     
  2. nashvillesteve

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  3. Lund

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    danelectro is cheap, and lets say... not more than 100 $.

    Michael
     
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    Occasionally Musicans friend has an Arion on clearance for $14 or $24. Never tried it though.
     
  5. golgonooza

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    Try the Dice Works Astronimus - you can find it on ebay: an inexpensive and very good, if a little Scrambler-esque, Octavia clone. The builder can make an mxr sized version if requested (AC powered only)...

    One of the Danelectros mentioned is a clone of the Foxx Tone Machine, I just can't remember which one...
     
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    I believe the French Toast is the Foxx style octavia...
     
  7. Dajbro

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    Since you've already got a fuzz, you can add a General Guitar Gadgets Ring Dinger for $98 shipped. That's what I run. You can have fuzz, fuzz + octave, or clean with octave that way (and whatever other combinations you can dream up). I find it very usable and it can get a wider variety of sounds than most octavia-type pedals.

    David
     
  8. drolling

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    and the ChiliDog is one & two octaves below.. pretty cool little box - Tracks at least as well as a BOSS OC-2.
     
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    Dunlop Octave Fuzz.....
     
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    Used OC-2's go for 50$ or so...
     
  11. marklyn

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    The Chili Dog is octave up and down only -- no fuzz. The French Toast is octave and fuzz.
    I've got the Chili Dog and it's very adaquate for me for 1 or 2 songs a night at most. I just plug it in when I need it so it's not in line. It will crap out with chords or sloppy playing but it does the job quite nicely with clean lines that I fuzz up after the pedal. And for less than $20 it's hard to beat.
     
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    I like my Boss OC-2...the tracking is funky but you can make allowances and compensate for that once you get used to it...

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  13. Lund

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    Thanks.

    So... if you take something like a roger mayer octavia, its fuzz and octavia? or is it just the octave effect?

    French toast seems to be both...

    Perhaps i should just save up for a octavia (roger mayer), i guess i was hoping that the fremch toast or chili dog was similar... or something else that was cheap.

    I definately need a octave up.

    Michael
     
  14. walpow

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    That leaves out the Arion. It's octave down and two octaves down.
     
  15. muddy

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    ah, someone beat me to it! but yeah, j.d.'s "general guitar gadgets" peds are all EXCELLENT value for sounding SO damn good! for a really tricked out octavia, you might wanna give his "octavo" a shot. it's one of the better ones I'VE heard!


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