Boss pedals??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by AsteroidM2070, Sep 8, 2001.

  1. AsteroidM2070

    AsteroidM2070 Guest

    Aug 3, 2001
    Hey I was wondering if the octave pedal by Boss works with the bass and how well it works. The reason I ask this is because I want to reach those lower notes without having to go buy a 5 or 6 string bass. Anyhelp would be much appreciated.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It works ok down to the c on the a string, below that it gets shaky.
    I recommend playing staccato, since the effect starts to flutter on longer notes. Putting a compressor before it might help.

    The EBS Octabass tracks better (down to g), but I find that the boss sounds warmer. Instant Pino Palladino. :D

    A lot of bassists use the Boss octaver: Pino Palladino, Will Lee and others...