Boss OC-2/EBS Octabass/EHX Octave Multiplexer/Digitech Synth Wah

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by CallMeBlind, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. CallMeBlind


    Jul 19, 2003
    Hello! I'mgoing to buy an octave pedal in couple of weeks, but have no opportunity to try one. As I understand the major four are:
    Boss OC-2
    EBS Octabass
    EHX Octave Multiplexer
    Digitech Synth Wah
    MXR M-88

    Basicly all I expect from octave pedal is just octave down function and would be cool to be able to remove original octave and leave bottom octave only for drum'n bass/jungle stuff.
    Also price is important for me. I don't want to pay doble price if there is no reason to do that.
    I can get good deals on EHX and Digitech. OC-2 I think is now available on ebay only.
  2. I think the best one would be the EBS octabass but, considering the functions you want, I would consider the MXR M-88 bass octave pedal: simple and effective.
  3. CallMeBlind


    Jul 19, 2003
    MXR M-88 is only 10 Euro cheaper then EBS, but I will inclued in the list anyway.
  4. ninnlangel

    ninnlangel Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    France, Switzerland
    I'm definitly an Octabass fan. But I think it depends what you like. The Octabass makes a really natural sounding octave, not synthetic at all, whereas some of the others have a tone that sounds very artificial, which can be really funky in certain contexts.
  5. CallMeBlind


    Jul 19, 2003
    I think I like both sounds, from the other side I can color clear sound with the filter or any other effect. By the way, what about monophonic/polyphnic? I had Akai Deep Impact and I think it was monophonic, so I sold it, that was not the only problem, but anyway. I'm not going to play chords through octave pedal, but I like to play legato sometimes, so I would prefer polyphonic one.