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EBS octaver

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by TheGeneral, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. Anybody tried the EBS octave pedal? I'm thinking about buying one and have heard that it is significantly better than the Boss OC2. Tell me your experience.
  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Do a search in this forum on the word octabass, you'll find lots of info.

    I like it by the way, tracks and sounds better than the OC-2. But you should try both if possible and decide for yourself.
  3. TRU


    Apr 12, 2002
    Northern Europe
    How are your Octabasses? Mine does not track too well. It can actually be used only above 5th fret and even then there are occational glitches and misses. Its quite ok with fretless. Is this normal or should I have it checked?
  4. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    My OctaBass doesn't work identically for different basses, I think it this can depend on things like output level and overtone content from a specific bass.

    I've found there are some tricks you can try to make an octaver work better:

    - Use a compressor in front of it
    - Roll back treble, add bass on the bass
    - Pick closer to the neck

    My theory is this evens out the volume and also creates a stronger fundamental for the pedal to lock onto (and less overtone content to be confused by).

  5. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    I love my EBS octaver. I can sound close to a synth keyboard player when covering dance toons. Strong sound, mine tracks quite well

  6. Gastón


    Nov 28, 2004
    Im looking for Funk keyboard(octave down),so im going to buy the EBS, is a good purchase?
  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    According to the above, it was great four years ago. Still is.
  8. Usually octavers are used on high notes, and provide an octave down effect.
    I've never seen an octaver tracking perfectly low notes, I don't say it doesn't exist, though.
    The tracking depends also of the technique, notes have to be clear and well articulated. You can compress the sound before the octaver to improve that.

    Aside that, the octabass is a good unit with a lot of sound possibilities. Surely not the best, but one of them on the market.
  9. CallMeBlind


    Jul 19, 2003
    Any EHX octve multiplexer users? I know it is twice cheaper then EBS and not so hard to find as oc-2

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