Guitar Forums

Go Back   Guitar Forums > The Gear > Effects

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-27-2017, 03:07 AM   #1
littlebadboy
Senior Member
 
littlebadboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 2,916
littlebadboy The Oven's On But Nothing's Cooking littlebadboy The Oven's On But Nothing's Cooking littlebadboy The Oven's On But Nothing's Cooking
Default Octave Pedal experience/suggestion?

I am looking for a good affordable octave pedal for my guitar-bass project as you can see in the other thread and the video below.



Anybody with experience with whatever octave pedal there is available in the market? I prefer the China ones though so it won't break the bank.

I am looking at the Aroma Octpus Polyphonic Octaver which is the same as the Mooer Tender Octaver which was discontinued recently because it's an EHX Nano POG clone.
__________________
Squire CV50 BSB, Laguna LE300avb, Yamaha EG 112C2 The Guitar Bass Project, Ovation CS28
Boss GT1, TC Ditto X4, Peavey Bandit 112 (red stripe US),
littlebadboy (personal projects) Carol Affection (90's band)
littlebadboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2017, 07:45 AM   #2
PKVeazey
Old Timer
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: South Central Virginia
Posts: 273
PKVeazey Just getting started
Default

I have an octave pedal. I bought it used and its a brand name(probably BOSS) but I'd have to go find the case its in to tell you the brand. It says Octaver on it. It has an on and off foot switch and knobs for how much guitar you want and knobs for how much bass you want. Using the knobs you can blend them however you want. You can drop a note one octave or two octaves or both dropped octaves and still have guitar. When I'm feeling lazy and don't want to use my Bass, I just hook it up to my guitar and turn the guitar knob down so only the Bass note plays. Then I can play bass without all the stretching. There is one really bad thing about octave boxes. If you play chords, you will learn in about 3 seconds that its a big mistake. Its definitely meant to play solos only. Sometimes you can get away with two notes if you are playing really high notes. If you want to save money, I suggest you go to a music store and try the Boss Octaver and then find a Chinese Octave box that works the same and sounds the same. I hope this helps.
PKVeazey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2017, 02:46 PM   #3
FwL
User of Registers
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 32
FwL Just getting started
Default

Only advice I have is to break the bank and get a POG. I have e both the Regular POG and the POG2. Both are excellent.... truly polyphonic so you can play chords and absolutely no glitches up and down the fingerboard. I assume the nano POG is just as good.

.
__________________
.
.

My Personal Website | Band Website | youtube | soundcloud

Current Gear: Yamaha A3R TBL Limited Edition through a Digitech RP1000 and POG2 then straight into the PA
FwL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2017, 03:56 PM   #4
LaPanthere
Senior Member
 
LaPanthere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Southern France
Posts: 183
LaPanthere Just getting started
Default

Even I don't use it a lot I own for maybe 30 years a BOSS OD-1, the old one and it does the job nicely and has a almost cult reputation. They are not expensive and always worth be tested.
__________________
Live your dreams, don't dream your life!
LaPanthere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 06:49 PM   #5
littlebadboy
Senior Member
 
littlebadboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 2,916
littlebadboy The Oven's On But Nothing's Cooking littlebadboy The Oven's On But Nothing's Cooking littlebadboy The Oven's On But Nothing's Cooking
Default

Just received a Aroma Octpus Polyphonic Octaver I ordered through eBay. I am disappointed with it. It doesn't track well. Doesn't sound well either. I guess I have to break the bank on either a EHX Pitchfork or Boss Octave.
__________________
Squire CV50 BSB, Laguna LE300avb, Yamaha EG 112C2 The Guitar Bass Project, Ovation CS28
Boss GT1, TC Ditto X4, Peavey Bandit 112 (red stripe US),
littlebadboy (personal projects) Carol Affection (90's band)
littlebadboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 01:53 AM   #6
Hurricane Ramon
Senior Member
 
Hurricane Ramon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Coachella Festville
Posts: 223
Hurricane Ramon Just getting started
Thumbs up Octavers Rule !


Their are many units out there to choose over .


I have one in my T.C.Helicon Voice Live 3 X .
I can lower my vocal too but this is not
a low cost entry level piece of gear

Here's just one webpage of many the many Chinese vendors with guitar pedals :

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale...+pedal+octaver

EZ :

HR
__________________
It started for me with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in 54 on a Blues Harp and progressed , then life .....some death ....Evolving as I went like a small rock in a stream rounding out as I went with the flow as I go through the white waters and waterfalls of life . Life has always been interesting to me
Hurricane Ramon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2017, 03:19 AM   #7
littlebadboy
Senior Member
 
littlebadboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 2,916
littlebadboy The Oven's On But Nothing's Cooking littlebadboy The Oven's On But Nothing's Cooking littlebadboy The Oven's On But Nothing's Cooking
Default

I have a Boss Octave OC-3 now. Tracks ally well! Almost no lag! But bass sound is not so convincing. I'm selling it and try TC's sub n up because its in the price range.
__________________
Squire CV50 BSB, Laguna LE300avb, Yamaha EG 112C2 The Guitar Bass Project, Ovation CS28
Boss GT1, TC Ditto X4, Peavey Bandit 112 (red stripe US),
littlebadboy (personal projects) Carol Affection (90's band)
littlebadboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Guitar Competition | Piano Lessons