Loveee the Boss OC-2

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by mouthmw, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. mouthmw


    Jul 19, 2009
    Just spreading some love on this classic octaver. Mine is a 1994 MIT version. Finally got to play it on a rehearsal with the band. Man is this thing good! Warm fat synthy filth! I used to own EBS Octabass and hated it. OC2 eats it for lunch IMO! I was really pleased with the tracking too! I don't even use a compressor and this thing tracked down to low D#! Damn my technique must be good! :D But seriously, I'm totally in love with it. Extra shout out to Boss BF-2B flanger which also kicked ass, especially in combinations with oc2, dirt and delay. Love those old Boss pedals!
  2. Phagor


    Mar 26, 2002
    London, UK
    Me too! I avoided this pedal for ages because of anti-boss snobbery. I went through lots of octave pedals including the EBS, but now I've got two OC2s, I'm done - I love them!
  3. BassMonstrum


    Mar 7, 2008
    I started out with the EBS Octabass, got digital with the Micro POG, back to analog with the MXR BOD before I made the transition to an MIJ OC-2. Bought an MIT OC-2 because two is fun and one is none...
  4. mouthmw


    Jul 19, 2009
    Oh I also had a Digitech BSW, and the octave was not bad, but compared to OC-2 it was totally characterless and didn't jump this good in the band mix.
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  6. Well shoot, Pino Palladino built a career with one. That's good enough for me!
  7. yaksonator

    yaksonator Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2011
    Branson, MO
    I started/ended my octave search with my octron 2, until I traded for an OC-2. I love the octron 2 for its bigness and versatility but it doesn't sound like the OC-2! I now have two OC-2's! :)
  8. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Love mine too. I've got 3 of them just in case something happens...
  9. MilkyMcMilkMilk


    Dec 17, 2008
    I always feel like I'm using too much volume with the OC-2.
    BOD seemed a lot easier to get loud with.
  10. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Astoria, Oregon
    I've got an MIJ OC-2 that's out for repair right now. Love that thing.
  11. karstetterpj


    Apr 27, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    Commercial User
    I have an MIJ 'Octaver' labeled one that sounds beautiful. Currently looking for a MIT OC-2 to synth mod because it seems like there are more clear instructions out there for modding the MIT as opposed to the MIJ. I wouldn't even be mad if someone proved me wrong.
  12. shirojiro


    Jan 24, 2001
    San Francisco
    I love the Boss OC-2. I have one that I bought used in 88, and just got another one locally for $25 with Boss adaptor!

    It's velcroed, and in pulling off the velcro, I pulled off the label. Grr. Maybe some acetone will help me get it separated...

    Love the tone. Pino all the way!

    Just looked back - what's with all of us having more than 1 OC-2? Hoarding???

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  13. My first pedal was an OC-2. I still have it. And love it.
  14. kaputsport


    Nov 14, 2007
    Carlisle, PA
    Atypical, not a typical...
    Safe to say I love mine as well...