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Octave up pedal to ADD TO my favorite fuzz

ruger9

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I've been looking for an octave up FF, with footswitchable octave, and just ordered a Hartman 8va.... I also see the Prescription Electronics Experience and the Fillmore Thunder (are they even in business any more? I emailed them, but no reply)


Anyway, I also think I want to explore adding an octave up to my favorite fuzz(es), that way no mater what fuzz I'm digging, I can always get an octave...

Anyone do this with good results? Seems I read about the green ringer, mooer pitch box, boss OC-3.... any recommendations for this application?
 

krz4fx

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I have Homebrew Electronics UFO - Ultimate Fuzz Octave - with an independent octave up switch. The fuzz side is awesome too, but you can use another fuzz with the octave side of the UFO!!!

Sorry about the wrong info: the octave function only works when the fuzz is on. The Octron 2 gives you both octave up and down, without fuzz, and independent of each other and straight signal.
 
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ruger9

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I have Homebrew Electronics UFO - Ultimate Fuzz Octave - with an independent octave up switch. The fuzz side is awesome too, but you can use another fuzz with the octave side of the UFO!!!
That's interesting... I've never heard of being able to do that with any other octave fuzz...
 

ruger9

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So, on the COB, the octave IS itself fuzzed? So, if I were running it into a dirty amp, or if I were hitting an OD for a solo, I could use the JUST the cob- no fuzz- and still get a kind of "octave fuzz" effect? That's very interesting to me, because most octave fuzzes are way over the top for me... I like fuzz, but I sort of like it better when it isn't obvious (spitting, gating, crackling, etc) that it's a fuzz... I'm more in the EJ/JB fuzz camp, where it almost sounds like a fat smooth OD... which is why I like the Keeley Fuzz Head so much, and also why I just ordered a Hartman 8va, which seems to be on the mild side of octave fuzzes...
 
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Its hairy, I wouldn't call it a "fuzz" per say. Its distorts a bit but its not FUZZ like the Octafuzz by Fulltone. Take a look at the youtube video:

http://www.fuzzbox.com/cob

I run it right after the SM Fuzz. I have it set to relatively clean and let the fuzz from the SM color the tone of the COB. Put that signal through a Wah and Univibe type pedal, it reaches Hendrix.

I copied Doyle Bramhall II's pedal board and although I sound nothing like him, man can I get close to some of his tones.
 

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You will love the hartman I think.

I use a Fulltone Ultimate Octave mostly for its fuzz but use the octave up sometimes and it sounds killer and seering even with bridge humbuckers
 

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SPAM ALERT.

I have a small no-knobber pedal designed to do exactly that. It's only 2" x 2". The Purple Octopus. Web address in signature.
 

ruger9

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This. Low gain on its own, but perfect in front of a fuzz.
Didn't realize the Roger Mayer Octavia was "low gain"... why are all the "copies" so much gainier? That's why the Hartman and COB are so interesting.... sounds more musical to me, less bombastic.
 

ruger9

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SPAM ALERT.

I have a small no-knobber pedal designed to do exactly that. It's only 2" x 2". The Purple Octopus. Web address in signature.
Looks really cool! Good luck with all those products! I can certainly appreciate the price and the size! But for ME, I have an issue with internal trim pots... I've dealt with them for years on various pedals, and I just don't like 'em.

If my rig changes (if I change amps, or guitars, or start using the Purple Octapus with a different fuzz or OD), I don't want to have to open the pedal up.

Not a criticism- in today's pedal-sphere, everybody is looking for more real estate, and your line certainly accomplishes that! And sounds darned good to boot!
 

ruger9

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Anyone got any opinions re: COB vs the Foxrox Octron? (besides the obvious fact that the Octron also has octave DOWN)

Frankly, when I found out Arc Angels (Sexton and Brahmall) use the COB, I was sold, but then I discovered the Octron before I had a chance to order the COB...
 
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I'm on the same hunt. Right now I'm researching the EHX POG2. No idea what it sounds like in person, but the tracking and flexibility seem outstanding. I'm looking forward to hitting a store to play/hear it.
 

JSteed

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I use a Lovepedal Believe, which is basically a Green Ringer clone. That would be my top vote.
 

kevinhifi

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Looks really cool! Good luck with all those products! I can certainly appreciate the price and the size! But for ME, I have an issue with internal trim pots... I've dealt with them for years on various pedals, and I just don't like 'em.

If my rig changes (if I change amps, or guitars, or start using the Purple Octapus with a different fuzz or OD), I don't want to have to open the pedal up.

Not a criticism- in today's pedal-sphere, everybody is looking for more real estate, and your line certainly accomplishes that! And sounds darned good to boot!
Yeah, I get that. How about holes on the bottom plate for access to trimmers without having to remove the plate? I'm toying with this offering and am getting split opinions on the idea. That being said, I have some prototypes of the "hole-on-bottom" approach in the works and would love your opinion, as an anti-trimmer player, on whether this makes the product more appealing.

Sorry for the SPAM hijack, everybody. Back to business.
 
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ruger9

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Yeah, I get that. How about holes on the bottom plate for access to trimmers without having to remove the plate? I'm toying with this offering and am getting split opinions on the idea. That being said, I have some prototypes of the "hole-on-bottom" approach in the works and would love your opinion, as an anti-trimmer player, on whether this makes the product more appealing.

Sorry for the SPAM hijack, everybody. Back to business.
I actually did that to a Barber I had... worked GREAT. Altho I'd think the holes would have to be kind of large, not just to accept a small screwdriver, but to also allow you SEE where it's set? After putting 2 holes in that enclosure, would there be any room left for velcro? lol

For me, YES- access to the trimmers from the bottom could make a "deal breaker lack of feature" turn into a "hmm... well, there is access to the internal trimmers on the bottom..."
 

ruger9

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Just won a Prescription Electronics Experience off of ebay... so I'll have the Hartman 8va and the Rx Experience for "fuzz octaves".... I'll probably also be buying an Octron and a COB to compare to each other (I started another thread about the Octron vs COB)
 






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