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Octavider pedal with a fretless

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by johnvice, Nov 20, 2005.


  1. johnvice

    johnvice

    Sep 7, 2004
    Ocatvider pedals are suppose to sound great with a fretless. Does anybody here do this ? Do you add the ocatve above or below the fudamental tone ?
     
  2. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    Check out Pino Paladino's use of a fretless and a Boss octave pedal on the early Paul Young albums.
     
  3. TaySte_2000

    TaySte_2000

    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    Most octaver units are octave down, so generally play higher up the neck and it should sound really nice.

    Again I repeat and octaver is not designed so that you can wack a great big octave down E through your amp like most people seem to do :D

    Trick is to play what you were going to play an octave up thats how they tend to work best.

    Cheers
     
  4. johnvice

    johnvice

    Sep 7, 2004
    *LOL* you read my mind, Jerry. That's the exact sound I was trying to get. 2o years ago Paul Young's single everytime you go away was all over the radio and Pino's bass playing floored me.

    Has anybody nailed his sound ? I have been trying an octavider with chorus as well as reverb to get that 'sheen' sound.
     
  5. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    +1
    ditto
    yeah, what he said :)
     
  6. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    +1 again.

    I use a Digitech BSW as an octave pedal (I prefer my MXR M188 when I want to use an envelope filter) and it sounds just great, ESPECIALLY with fretless. :D

    Pino with Paul Young - terrific. Nice use of octave effects and some cool wah stuff (apparently added afterwards by the guy on the desk). Check out the fade on "Bite the Hand That Feeds".
     
  7. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    I read that T. Levin's part on Sledgehammer is a fretless played with a PICK (isn't that some sort of.. sin or something?), then through an octaver (an OC-2, I think it said).

    Joe
     
  8. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK

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  9. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    I'm sure I read an interview with him where he told the story of recording the album/track and only hearing later how prominent the engineer put it in the mix. One of my favourite players.
     
  10. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    Very smart engineer!! ;)
     
  11. johnvice

    johnvice

    Sep 7, 2004
    I have been playing fretless with a pcik for years...does this mean I'll go to hell for such a sin ?!?! I also play fingerstyle and slap/pop which might be penitance enough.

    Maybe you are thinking of slapping or bending with a fretless, which are no-nos.