Foxrox Octron... Original? V2? V3? ...differences??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Juicyanalog, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. Juicyanalog


    Jan 9, 2010
    Shokan, NY
    was needing an Analog octave up & down
    heard some demos on the 2 & 3,
    which reminds me, is this a inherently "distorted" octave effect?
    none of the videos made that clear..
    but never concise comparisons 'between' all 3 versions..

    has anyone had the luxury of comparing the revisions to the original?
    or between them?
    tried to contact Dave Fox about it, to no avail..
    so whats the differences??
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  2. WilbursaurusRex


    Aug 4, 2017
    They are, at their core, the same circuit. Octron being the original version with, iirc, a dip switch and 2 trim pots inside the pedal to adjust the character and voicing of both octaves. The Octron2, which I picked up about a month ago, is the same but with the ability to switch the octave up, down, and dry seperately. The Octron3 is like the original, but it simplifies it by adding switched on the front that change the character of the octaves.
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  3. This. I've tried them all. Currently have the 3 and did a video on it the other day. I feel like the 1 had a gain AND tone trim pot of the octave up, the 3 has external tone switches (1 did not) and no internal trim pots.
    Ultimately the extra size and multiple foot switches are what put me off the 2, but I can see why people would dig the extra versatility.
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  4. The octave up is, its basically a similar sort of thing to an Octavia or Green Ringer and is always distorted to some degree and its ability to generate an octave up sound is quite dependent on where you're playing on the neck and what settings you are using on the bass.
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  5. WilbursaurusRex


    Aug 4, 2017
    Im using the 2 almost as a tone workstation. I use the direct signal as always on and boosted slightly as I play passive basses. I have the octave up dialed in with fairly minimal gain and level low and use it as a mild distortion bc it blends over top of the clean signal so you dont loose your foundation. Too much gain on the upper octave made my bass sound squishy. and I use the octave down for phatness :)
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  6. midichlorine

    midichlorine Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    This is the one pedal I don’t go without.
    I keep the lower and upper octave tucked just below my clean and it’s like a fat boost but wider.
    I do a lot of 3 piece gigs and some Gigs with tracks and this pedal ( I’ve had all 3 and actually like the latest version the best) makes people perk up.
    The internal trim pots on v1 were cool but v3 ain’t leaving
  7. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
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  8. Lol. Yeah I probably should have posted it then, but I guess I feel a bit like a douche if I'm just posting my videos all the time. Here it is

  9. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    You should have. Yes. Now you have. Thanks!
    I agree on posting for the sake of posting.
  10. Juicyanalog


    Jan 9, 2010
    Shokan, NY
    Thanks everyone, this really helped out..
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  11. Douche' that French?;)
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  12. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    We need you to make a review for Depth Charge!
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  13. He did! :)
    Didn't you Theo? Drum roll and link please @DosiYanarchy :)

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  14. Haha great minds think alike!
    Thanks Brent!
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