Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave
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Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave

OC-3 SUPER Octave, Octaver/Harmonizer/Whammy from Boss.

MGR/Billy 02/19/2011

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave : MGR/Billy's user review

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This is the Boss OC-3 Super Octave pedal. It was designed to be used for bass and guitar. It features one or two octaves down with additional Drive and Polyphonic modes.

This pedal followed the OC-2 with a few upgrades. There are a few people out there that still prefer the OC-2, but not me, I think the OC-3 is a positive upgrade.

I was building a bass effecs pedal board and tried out a few octave pedals. The reason I went with the OC-3 is; I can get your standard octave effect, a funky distortion or get a real subtle octave effect to blend with my dry signal. Really helps to thicken up my live sound.

I paid $100 from American Musical Supply. No tax and free shipping makes them a pretty nice option for online buying.

I have 3 usable effects in one pedal: loud octave, sub-low distortion and a very subtle octave to thicken up my sound.

I dind't need to read a book to get this pedal going. I plugged it in and instantly was able to get some cool sounds.

The tracking is reasonable. It helps if you use your neck pickup and pluck right over the pickup. It will take some getting used to, but if you finesse your technique with this pedal you can get a super low low range without it farting out.

None that I can think of. If the distortion had more options that'd be great, but it is sort of a bonus to the octave effect, so I can't hold that against Boss.

Built tough! This thing will last for years. Boss makes great pedals in strong metal boxes. It can handle whatever you throw at it.

All your guitar and bass octave needs in one pedal. Don't be fooled into buying a fancier boutique octave pedal until you've played through the Boss OC-3 Super Octave.

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