OC-2 price

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by meursault42, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. meursault42

    meursault42 Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    65 bucks for a minty MIJ OC-2 with the original "Octaver" label and original box is a pretty good deal right? I'm thinking yes, but perhaps my perspective has been skewed. Anyway, just scored one for that price....hope it still works :p
  2. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    You did great.
  3. If it doesn't work I will buy it off you. :D So yes I think you did well.
  4. kokoshmusun


    Feb 5, 2011
    Are you kidding me, that's unbelievable, I just got a regular one for 60.
  5. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    To get an idea of the deal you got, check eBay for MIJ "octaver" label OC-2s :D

    Congrats btw. They're great pedals.
  6. meursault42

    meursault42 Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Lol, I'd imagine those are probably going to sit there for awhile though ;)

    Yes, a great pedal indeed. So great in fact, I already own 2 of them. Why in the world am I buying this one...what can I say, I couldn't resist.

    This is a little OT, but does anyone know if Boss ACA adapters can still be purchased? If so, where?
  7. BassIsFun17


    Jan 16, 2006
    that is a great deal, i payed over $100 for mine. just like yours, MIJ with Octaver label.
  8. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    That is a good deal, I got mine (octaver label), a CE-3, a PSM-5 and a BCB-6 for $200, which is also a good deal in my books.
  9. meursault42

    meursault42 Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Anybody want to take a stab at what would be a fair price for a rather worn MIT OC-2?
  10. Rawrrbass


    Mar 19, 2011
    Denver, CO
    I've seen the MIT ones go for anywhere from around 40ish to 70ish

    Currently I have a MIJ Octaver label OC2... I think I found it on eBay for around $100
  11. meursault42

    meursault42 Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Sorry to gloat folks, but I had to share.

    Score! :hyper:


    65 bucks!
  12. meursault42

    meursault42 Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    I've been informed that "gloat" is probably not the appropriate word in this situation, which it's not...learn something new everyday...especially on TB.
  13. Is there any sound difference between those and the later OC-2s?
  14. meursault42

    meursault42 Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    As far as I know, the circuit is the same. They just changed the label and color after the first production run. I do, however, feel like there is a veeeery slight difference between the MIJs and MITs. To my ear, the MITs have just a tad more hi frequency content and slightly higher output. But the difference is so slight that in any live situation, you'll never know the difference. I just couldn't pass this one up because the fellow had it listed for such a bargain. An online retailer would've probably listed for somewhere in the 200 dollar range, given the condition and the fact that it comes with all the original candy. Sounds identical to any other MIJ OC-2 though.
  15. Thanks, I was wondering.
    I have a Taiwanese one and I'm happy with it. I almost sold it a couple of weeks ago, but then I used it live and I fell in love with it again.
    There are octavers with better tracking, cleaner... but this one must be the funkiest :)
  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    OC-2 is king. I should start using mine again.
  17. newbold


    Sep 21, 2008
    If you ever find you're not using it and it takes up pedalboard real estate, don't swap it out too fast. My taiwanese OC-2 works great as a buffer. I turn both octaves off and crank it fully dry...probably don't have to turn the octaves down now that I think about it...

    It gets me a tiny bit of boost but really juices my signal path differently. Makes my other pedals work just a bit differently when I need them to. I like finding great alternate uses for these things.
  18. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    When I purchased my MIJ Octaver (for $60), I had the chance to compare it to a later MIT OC2. I thought the MIJ version sounded a little more organic or perhaps thicker. But the margin of difference was narrow.