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What’s a good octave pedal that won’t break the bank?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Jakedog, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Jakedog

    Jakedog Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Looking for something that will do one up, and one down, simultaneously if possible, and track well with both singles and buckers.

    What say the peanut gallery?
     
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    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's

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    I use a Whammy, but they're not cheap and less-than-perfect tracking is part of the point. There is another, newer Digitech pedal that's a sort of Whammy-lite with no treadle that may have what you need.

    I believe Electro Harmonix makes a "mini" version of their POG pedal that may also do you. I think it's literally called the Mini POG.
     
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    dlew919 Doctor of Teleocity

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    There’s a TC electric which I have. The nether. It works pretty well.
     
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    Also check out TC Sub ‘n Up, and the new Boss OC-5
     
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    The Boss Multi-overtone is pretty good. Has a nice rotary aspect, as well
     
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    I like mine. Does a nice organ effect.
     
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    This is the OC-3, so not quite as fancy, but still cool.



    I like the separate wet/dry outputs and the octave drop only on lower notes.
     
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    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    +1 on the TC Sub ‘n Up.
     
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    Can you use two pedals to get your simultaneous up/down octaves?

    The 60 cycle hum youtube channel 'host' has quite a few demos on cheap to expensive Octaves.
    https://www.youtube.com/c/60cyclehumcast/search?query=octave
    I like digging around the bargain bins for pedals .. these may have something for you, often in the $20-$30 range suitable for experimenting.



     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity

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    Not found a good one in about 5 attempts. Latency is an issue, also inability to read what you are playing at times. The louder the better though.
     
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    Norris Vulcan Tele-Afflicted

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    EHX Pitch Fork gets good reviews.

    And the TC Sub'n'Up.
     
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    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    EH Pitch Fork....outstanding. We all have them in our band and we use them a lot for songs where we would need to tune down a half step, we simply use the pedal, we have them programmed to go down a half step and there are certain songs like old songs by the smithereens that are tuned down a half step and the three of us just step on the pedal, they track very well and they also do the octave thing. They’ll do any interval.
     
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    I have the tried a Chinese octaver, Boss Octave, TC Sub n' Up searching for the best octave down pedal for my use. I settled for the Digitech Drop. If octave down is what you need, I would recommend this. It can also go down by semitones.

    Here's my demo:


    Here's my demo using it to drop B from a normal drop D guitar:


    And here. I used it with my guitar-bass project as a full octave pedal. It's a guitat that plays bass at the same time:
     
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