Dangers of using octave pedal in a guitar rig?

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  1. shooto

    shooto Supporting Member

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    are there any?
     
  2. bluesdoc

    bluesdoc Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Low octave notes at max wattage might threaten a speaker that has borderline capacity.

    jon
     
  3. psquared

    psquared Supporting Member

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    Same with any effect--overusing it.
     
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    This is the only higher end pedal I use and it's only been recently, but you have to be clear and concise if you're dealing with the lower octave. Your play has to be clear is what I mean by that. The octave mechanism needs to track the frequencies that your playing and if the notes don't sound solid, you can have breakup or cut of the low octave signal.

    also, the instructions for my octave pedal advocated using the neck pickup as it provides a better signal for the effect to track.

    I've found this to all be true. I've only popped this on for certain parts of a jam for something different, but I'm working on a riff that utilizes the low octave setting and it sounds fat.
     
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    It could cause a rip in the space/time continuum:D
     
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    And that's what I'm going for right there! :dude

    BTW - Using my Octron on a gig for the first time tonight. Two songs max. Loving this pedal! :AOK
     

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