Not a bad octave pedal but the new one is meant to be polyphonic which would be a huge improvement . Thats really the only problem . Bends or even adding vibrato to a note make the bass flutter and fart . Some may like that sound but I don't .
Model Year: 2000
Price: $150.00 aust (new)
Where Obtained: music store
I use it with a 60w combo amp and maton guitar . I usually use it in conjunction with a little gain and a very short deep repaet from my analogue delay for a huge synth-riff sound.
This is a good tool for thickening rhythm guitar parts and lead.
Price: $70.00 (new)
Only 3 Knobs: two are for the extra octaves that are being added and one is for your direct signal - OCT-2, Direct Level and OCT-1. Not hard to figure out.
Fatten up your sound on a single tracking note solo. I really enjoy the sound, nice effect. This pedal is noiseless.
Only 3 knobs. Very easy to use.
Like all Boss pedals... Metal box.
Its got only a few applications but it serves its purpose well. A great tool to have around, will spice up any single note line. Try it with some high register solos, or Dimebag-like whammy-pinch harmonics!.
Where Obtained: Found one
One siganl an octave down, the other signal two octaves down. You can adjust each independantly.
Sounds fine, you might want a powerful amp to handle those low low sounds.
I.B.P.D (Its a boss pedal dammit)
If you're looking to make weird sounds,this pedal is indispensable. Crank up the octaves in various combinations with the dry, delay the signal,and bang on the strings with a screwdriver. And, if you're in need of a bass sound for the 4-track demo of your new song, this could be a quick fill in. If you own a bass, or are into more straight ahead musical fare(other than say metal, where this has a place alongside seven-strings,perhaps for those who can't afford one) this pedal is probably a one trick pony and not worth the money.
Where Obtained: Blue Bond Guitars
It does what it says it will do. There isn't much to the pedal - it's an OCTAVE pedal.
The sound is exactly as promised - it generates a tone 1 and 2 octaves below the input signal, with the ability to mix dry, octave1 and octave2 sounds. The octaves can be so deep in fact, that I've found playing this pedal through some amps is more than the speakers can handle. Although if given the choice between using a real bass, and this pedal with a guitar, I'd choose a bass, this pedal could be great for anyone who wants to work up a song demo but doesn't own a bass. The sounds are more artificial, almost synth sounding-which is what I use it for. In combination with a distortion you can get a very thick and heavy fuzz sound-and if you're into the modern metal sound of Korn or what have you, this can help bring some monsterously deep tones to your power chords.
Which brings up tracking. Often the claim is the tracking on this can't handle chords, but I've found quite the reverse to be true. It tracks too well for my purposes(trying to make crazy sounds that make people stop and ask just how you did that)-I WANT the weird effect of the pedal switching between notes like some lo-budget arpeggiator. It CAN be overloaded when using complex chords, but a power chord fretted properly will almost always sound VERY beefy(and with enough distortion even the occassional slip up won't be noticed).
3 knobs, one input and one output. It takes about 2 minutes to understand.
Although I haven't gigged with this pedal yet, I've used other Boss pedals. Like those, this one is built like a tank. It feels like it weighs more than many of my other pedals-even other Boss pedals-and it seems to say "I can take quite a beating".