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

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

SPKL 09/10/2013

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave : SPKL's user review

«  Very good »

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Three modes are available: one octave lower distortion +, 1 + 2 octaves down, one octave polyphonic mode.

This is a digital octave with a guitar input and a low input, output Direct Out and effect output + live.


The effect is easy to use, but it takes a while to set up the configuration you want to use. Although at first we feel nothing learned, some experimentation is needed and there is the sound you want.
The manual is quite clear.


The effects sound good, although often the octave is very serious and loses its character. Mode 2 octaves is pretty hard to use for my taste, especially because I use it with a bass.

I use this to add the sub octave to my bass, which I mostly play in the treble. The octave (in polyphonic mode for better tracking notes) follows a synth pedal Boss syb-5 and adds exactly what it takes to infrabasses of sounds Drum & Bass and Dubstep.

Another interesting use: the octave + mode distortion to double rock riffs an octave lower, adds a unison of a big bass riff sounds really good.


I use it for almost a year and I long to draw interesting sounds.

But this pedal is ultra-reliable and is definitely one of the best on the market Octavers.