Octave Pedals

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  1. jb70

    jb70 Member

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    hey guys,
    i'm going to be adding an octave pedal to my new board (for a lower octave to simulate bass lines in a few tunes) and have heard great things about the foxrox octron. i'm quickly running out of room on my board and am considering this guyatone octave pedal:

    http://www.guyatone.com/Mo3.php

    do any of you guys have any experience with these and how they compare to the foxrox? thanks.

    jack
     
  2. Lolaviola

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    Octron is like any octave pedal: you need a strong signal to track well. A strat may need to be on 10 to track well. Humbuckers work well usually.

    That said, the Octron is pretty cool. It really is 2 pedals: octave down/ octave up. Plus you blen them for amazing sounds.

    I bought my Octron for the down sound, but I was surprised how great the up sound is. It offers the trad. Octavian sound, plus a really great fuzz octave up tone.

    Worth it. Period.
     
  3. Pylonracer

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    POG is good for that.

    There's also the EHX Multiplexer and Mutron octave divider. Haven't played thru them so I can't comment.
     
  4. jb70

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    both of those pedals look very big. i'm looking for the smallest, best sounding/tracking pedal possible.
     
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    You might want to consider the new MIAudio pollyanna. Sounds killer, small footprint, and reasonably priced.

    Check It Out Here
     
  6. jb70

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    aha. that looks like what i'm after. thanks hoss.
     
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    I've been using a Boss OC-2 for a while now. It tracks single notes really well and I like the sound of it for adding some funk. I prefer it to the OC-3, and you can find them on eBay for around $50 - $60.
     
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    No sweat JB. Michael told me the guitarist from P-Funk picked one up. I guess that says it all.
     

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