Octave Pedal Clone Wars

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by brianmharrison, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. brianmharrison

    brianmharrison

    Oct 11, 2007
    Atlanta
    Hi all-
    I’m planning out my first pedal board. I want to keep it fairly small.

    I want to get a Source Audio Manta and want to get an Octave pedal to go in front of it.

    I was looking at an octave mini pedal to save space on the board. Any others that I missed? I do not want to spend more than $70 on this pedal.

    So, who of these mini clone pedals does everyone like best?

    Tom’s Line Engineering Octpus (this is my top choice on paper) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BWC8O66/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_QBEBAb7KEK3H8

    Valeton OC-10
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EFK1XOW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_8EEBAbT5JRPBR

    Mooer Tender Octaver MK II
     
  2. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    Mooer Tender!


    I have the original version, no tracking issues (like the coveted OC-2, which can't handle some lower notes).
    I really want to upgrade to the MK II, but I'll hold off for now.
    Get one, you won't be sorry.
     
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  3. brianmharrison

    brianmharrison

    Oct 11, 2007
    Atlanta
    Thanks! Do you know if the II as good as the I?
     
  4. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    I could only assume it's as good, if not better with the addition of the 3-way selector switch.
    I have yet to try one though.
     
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  5. brianmharrison

    brianmharrison

    Oct 11, 2007
    Atlanta
    Anyone with experience with the others on the list?
     
  6. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    Vegas
    Depends if you want the POG sound or the OC2 type sound. If you want an analog sound like the OC2, the Cog Effects T16 is your winner. (EDIT I just noticed your $70 limit, sooooo never mind)
     
  7. bassgroover

    bassgroover

    Oct 6, 2008
    Was about to say exactly the same so +1 :cool:
     
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  8. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
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  9. Depends if you want a digital, polyphonic octave sound or a more analog sound. If you want an analog sound the TC Nether is supposed to be an OC-2 clone, so that might work. I have a MXR Bass Octave Deluxe that I like a lot that I got for around $100 used. It's a little out of your budget but if you can save for another month you could (probably?) afford it.
     
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  10. brianmharrison

    brianmharrison

    Oct 11, 2007
    Atlanta