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Valeton OC-10 vs Boss OC-2: Worth the $40-$50 price difference?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BooshBass, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. BooshBass


    Sep 2, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    I am considering purchasing a Valeton OC-10 and was wondering if anybody else has any further review on this pedal other than what's already on TB, which is limited.

    I have owned and played many high end pedals over the years (3leaf, IE, Eventide), but I still have no qualms about buying cheap pedals from China with some confirmation that they're actually good, and I think some of them are honestly pretty great. For example, my Biyang CO-10 Compress X for guitar is money, kind of like a little bit cleaner sounding Ross. My Outlaw Boiler Maker Boost also does a good job on guitar.

    That said, as we all know, bass is a different animal from guitar when it comes to effects, and I've had less success with cheapo Chinese pedals for bass (can't think of any specific examples, but I don't currently have any which is telling as, being a basement only musician, I now try to go cheap where I can knowing its not really necessary for me to have a bunch of $250+ pedals to play by myself most of the time.)

    I'm currently revamping my bass board as follows: 3leaf Wonderlove with a Little Bear BS-1 Woolly Mammoth Clone (from China, just got it yesterday, haven't tried it yet), Mooer Chorus Ensemble King (from China, waiting on delivery, I read it's good, got it for $30), and [searching for OCTAVE] in the effects loop. All that into a DOD FX84 Milkbox Compressor into a Behringer Reverb Machine RV600 (only for the occasional cave ambient background) into a Behringer V-Tone Bass Drive DI BDI21 (for a dubbier reggae or a little overdriven tone - also used to use the DI for an Ableton looping setup I have since scratched for multiple Jammans synced.)

    Yes, some may turn their nose down at my pedal board but I don't care, there's a reason for it - I don't play in a band or live - and they're all good cheap pedals for what I use them for in my opinion.

    So, as said, I'm on the search for an Octave pedal. I want to get an OC-2, as usual, and I've owed one in the past, but they're just not very cheap anymore - they're like at least $100-$115 on ebay unless I wait it out and try to find a deal here or somewhere else. I'd like to have the fairly classic Boss OC-2 pedal on my board, just because its classic and kind of iconic for bass I guess, and the Velton OC-10 isn't even that much cheaper at around $70. But, hey, I'm putting two other Chinese pedals in the loop of a phenomenal high end envelope filter, why not make it three?

    Any response or insight on what everyone thinks about the Valeton in this context vs. the OC-2 to save about $40-$50. Or, if you have an OC-2 you want to sell me for a deal, I'm all ears.

    I'm also always open to comments on other cheap ass bass pedals that are actually awesome.


    EDIT: Forgot to mention, the Mooer Ana Echo is also a great cheap pedal to copy an old Boss DM-2 Delay. Great for dub echo.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017
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  2. brianmharrison


    Oct 11, 2007
    I’m wondering the same thing.
  3. Straight up I don't have the OC-10, though I do have the Dapper Bass, and this has it in the chain. This is comparable to the OC-2, which I also have. The Boss unit is better; for the cost I think it would be better to just go with the OC-2
    If you want compact, the OC-10 or the Dapper would be the way to go
  4. Iamgoodformetal


    Apr 13, 2014
    I don't have the OC-10, but I have the CH-10 and OD-10. The loft series is pretty fantastic. They sound great, and the build qualiy feels top notch. Heavy like a BOSS is. It is definitely worth trying.
  5. Why not go with OC-3?
  6. Ah, the devil's advocate...
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