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Octave pedal & Fretless

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by lowendgrumble, Jul 7, 2003.


  1. lowendgrumble

    lowendgrumble

    Apr 13, 2003
    Chicago, il
    Wondering if anybody has tried this with any luck? Is there a specific pedal that tracks better than others, especially for the fretless?
    I have heard that the EBS is good, but wants some other opinions.

    Thanks
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    The EBS Octabass is great, but I've found the best octaver out there to be the Digitech Bass Synth Wah. Seriously! The synth itself has one / two usable settings, but the octave is the best/fastest tracking I've heard. The Digitech is $80 new, the EBS $200 new. Even if you only use the octave setting on the Digitech, it's a steal at the price.

    If you have a search, you'll see plenty of people who think the same way.
     
  3. lowendgrumble

    lowendgrumble

    Apr 13, 2003
    Chicago, il
    What do you think of the synth sounds on that bad boy??
     
  4. lowendgrumble

    lowendgrumble

    Apr 13, 2003
    Chicago, il
    Also, do octave pedals track notes that are lower than A natural on the A string (standard tuning).
    I was reading some reviews and people were talking about tracking all the way down to b or c on the A string?? Thats not too low, but i'm not an expert.
    Thanks for your help and advise.

    C
     
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Like I said, two of the seven (eight?) synth settings are sounds I could see me using in a band situation. I don't currently, but I could.

    I look at it as an excellent octaver for $80, better than the boss and just as good as the EBS if not better, with extras.

    As for lower notes, you'll find that down to A or B is generally done fine.