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  • Anonymous

    Fulltone Ultimate OctavePublished on 01/14/06 at 10:51
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    It's a fuzz pedals of two modes and Bright Fat (fat = booster) and with the octave suprieure dubbing.

    UTILIZATION

    Super simple;
    - 3 potentiomtres: Volume (attention: she pushes away !!!), super Tone, Fuzz
    - 1 slcteur: Fat (treble boost), Bright (Bass Boost)
    - 2 switches: on / off and Octave Up / Off with LED red and yellow LED.
    - 2 between In and Out
    - Possibility to set 9V battery or battery
    - No Manual, as unnecessary
    - Casing super stiff
    - 2 year warranty by the store
    - 5 year warranty by Fulltone

    SOUND QUALITY

    Excellent quality (among other uses by Steve Vai and Joe Satriani) in clear sound in his fuzzy, the octave double the volume of the pedals, it takes a......
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    It's a fuzz pedals of two modes and Bright Fat (fat = booster) and with the octave suprieure dubbing.

    UTILIZATION

    Super simple;
    - 3 potentiomtres: Volume (attention: she pushes away !!!), super Tone, Fuzz
    - 1 slcteur: Fat (treble boost), Bright (Bass Boost)
    - 2 switches: on / off and Octave Up / Off with LED red and yellow LED.
    - 2 between In and Out
    - Possibility to set 9V battery or battery
    - No Manual, as unnecessary
    - Casing super stiff
    - 2 year warranty by the store
    - 5 year warranty by Fulltone

    SOUND QUALITY

    Excellent quality (among other uses by Steve Vai and Joe Satriani) in clear sound in his fuzzy, the octave double the volume of the pedals, it takes a dj max ...

    The two switches are invisible, the pedals do not sound at all (just a little bit if everything is back ...)

    OVERALL OPINION

    The PDAL is a good compromise between Axis Fuzz, and a Octafuzz octavia. For a mere $ 240 instead of buying all these dernires ... More and clean sound with a Start, you will be confused with some legends ...
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  • Fulltone Ultimate OctavePublished on 08/30/09 at 10:11
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Fuzz pedals of silicon.

    UTILIZATION

    Fuzz, volume, tone, switch to "color" (you want what others?)

    A soft handle pots, footswitch drive (avoid to switch with socks)

    LED unclear, but in the dark to do his job ca.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Do not come here to seek the express crazy Zvex fuzz factory one or a pan of old fuzz 60 (Mosrite, Maestro FZ1 ect ....) you imanquablement dcus. This is a fuzz, a copy the no less famous Foxx Tone Machine (recement stimulus by its creator for that matter) with the addition of a switch to enable / disable the octave up and one for boost / dig mdiums.

    So a fuzz pedals that does a sound and does it well. A fuzz that spot and sending the pat. An......
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    Fuzz pedals of silicon.

    UTILIZATION

    Fuzz, volume, tone, switch to "color" (you want what others?)

    A soft handle pots, footswitch drive (avoid to switch with socks)

    LED unclear, but in the dark to do his job ca.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Do not come here to seek the express crazy Zvex fuzz factory one or a pan of old fuzz 60 (Mosrite, Maestro FZ1 ect ....) you imanquablement dcus. This is a fuzz, a copy the no less famous Foxx Tone Machine (recement stimulus by its creator for that matter) with the addition of a switch to enable / disable the octave up and one for boost / dig mdiums.

    So a fuzz pedals that does a sound and does it well. A fuzz that spot and sending the pat. An effective and broad tone, a knob of fuzz that I do not very progressive (but that goes with the design of the pedals, the fuzz have rarely progressivt interesting at this level, while a bottom or nothing)

    The bright switch / fat can dig or otherwise boost mdiums. I use it since I (1year) as fat, cot bright sound loses volume (this is only an impression due to the small of mdiums) and less fat. The fat makes a really full and fuzz Submitted.

    The octave up is the little extra apprciable, we are left with the Gypsys. A recess can play single notes that the rest will be the infamous boiled

    To do this an ide sound of the beast (because it is relatively expensive), "little sister" of Qusta (and the album Lullabies To Paralyze by gnrale and turns that followed). Popa Chubby also uses this on the pedals turns Hendrix Tribute (Chubbyland visible on dailymotion) and a few titles of the gentleman

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's quite expensive but if you look ec and what you want, Do not hesitate.

    chang against my fuzz factory, I really do not regret this change, it did not shake my pedalboard for a year Maitena.

    (For the record I had srieuse Reserved for Fulltone and its products too expensive for my taste for copies of Schma "vintage" but it is clear that it is very well mount and solid as a tank. The price is ultimately justified)
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  • It bristles with the hair, it's so beautiful!

    Fulltone Ultimate OctavePublished on 08/11/11 at 04:14
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Pedal priori classified as Fuzz, because yes it "fuzz" but frankly I bought dipstick for the octave and that is all his might!

    UTILIZATION

    No manual but not required.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Not recommended at all fragile heart!
    Frankly attack you when the second part of the theme of "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" Jeff Beck version t'enclenche the knob and you've got the hair so you s'dressent t'prends El Becko!
    I just l'avoir and after an hour of swimming in the chorus j'sors studio!
    On the bomb I tell you! In addition to cash it all, AC booster, OCD, Chorus!
    An happiness!
    You can even type saturax organ riffs so if you see the genre.
    on the other hand I use very little Fuzz (within......
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    Pedal priori classified as Fuzz, because yes it "fuzz" but frankly I bought dipstick for the octave and that is all his might!

    UTILIZATION

    No manual but not required.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Not recommended at all fragile heart!
    Frankly attack you when the second part of the theme of "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" Jeff Beck version t'enclenche the knob and you've got the hair so you s'dressent t'prends El Becko!
    I just l'avoir and after an hour of swimming in the chorus j'sors studio!
    On the bomb I tell you! In addition to cash it all, AC booster, OCD, Chorus!
    An happiness!
    You can even type saturax organ riffs so if you see the genre.
    on the other hand I use very little Fuzz (within 9). I have a fuzz side axxis and anyway j'm'en been using less and less.

    OVERALL OPINION

    So for those who buy this pedal for the effect Fuzz see what other members for those who buy it for the octave you can proceed to checkout, it's extra-BSA told track as Gabin!
    I first bought an EHX micro synth that could do a lot of interesting things and among other things, octavia-fuzz, but frankly I returned the bousin quickly, the sound being neared and could ... trigger f'sait that shit for attacks soft! Like what, when it's dishwasher, fryer and griddle is s'méfier, it's the job of any of the three!
    Next, follow all my wanderings on YouTube in search of fabia Supreme m'suis I decided for the Fulltone and really no regrets.
    The octavia fuzz boxes y'en (Zvex, RogerMayer, Dunlop, Tortuga ...) but it suits me in all respects including value for money.
    I go back I finished drying!
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  • Not so ultimate

    Fulltone Ultimate OctavePublished on 07/21/11 at 09:02
    The fulltone ultimate octave is fuzz pedal with a foot switchable upper octave effect.

    The pedal has controls for volume, tone, and fuzz as well as a fat/bright switch.
    The "fat" setting has more mid range while the "bright" setting is scooped out with tons of bass and treble. It can be run from a 9 volt power supply by using the rear DC jack or from a battery.

    There are two stomp switches one being the true bypass and the other is for the upper octave.

    UTILIZATION

    Setting this pedal up is simple as everything is clearly labeled. You plug your cables in then put some power to it and kick it on. The manual explains everything well and gives some tips on how to make the most of the......
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    The fulltone ultimate octave is fuzz pedal with a foot switchable upper octave effect.

    The pedal has controls for volume, tone, and fuzz as well as a fat/bright switch.
    The "fat" setting has more mid range while the "bright" setting is scooped out with tons of bass and treble. It can be run from a 9 volt power supply by using the rear DC jack or from a battery.

    There are two stomp switches one being the true bypass and the other is for the upper octave.

    UTILIZATION

    Setting this pedal up is simple as everything is clearly labeled. You plug your cables in then put some power to it and kick it on. The manual explains everything well and gives some tips on how to make the most of the octave effect.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I used this pedal in a guitar set-up mostly into a fender champ and a Framus tube amp. The pedal is true bypass so it does not change your tone when off. I bought this pedal looking for a mean sounding fuzz with an upper octave but it fell a little flat on my ears. It was not bad but also was not anything special. The fuzz was rather tame for my liking and was very picky about the amps it was being run into. I could not get it to sound good into a clean amp and had trouble getting good sounds when run into my main amp's light crunch channel. Running it into a tube amp with a slight break up yielded the best results. Another annoyance was any time I got a good sound then tried it with my band it would not cut through the mix. Then I would adjust the tone knob but when I got to a point that it could be heard it sounded brittle. The octave effect was also not very prominent and I wish there was some sort of dial to control the intensity of it. It should also be known that hitting the octave switch makes the sound drop for a brief moment before coming back in with the octave effect. I think this is the same with all analog upper octave pedals.

    I do not want to completely bash this pedal because there were some times where I could get a great sound out of it. Mostly in a recording environment where things can be further processed. It also sounded pretty good into older amps on the verge of break up.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I think at the 200$ range there are better options out there.I also had problems with the switches on my pedal and was not greeted with the best customer service.
    There are many people who love fulltone pedals but for me it just was not too inspiring to play.
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  • Fulltone Ultimate OctavePublished on 01/24/10 at 16:40
    The Fulltone Ultimate Octave is a stomp box designed for use with electric guitar.  It can be used with any electronic instrument, but I've only used it with guitar.  The pedal is standard as far as its characteristics go, since it has a 1/4" inch, output, and a nine volt power supply jack.  This isn't rack mountable as it is a foot pedal.

    UTILIZATION

    The make up of the Fulltone Ultimate Octave is fairly simple, and at the same time there is a lot to work with here.  The pedal has parameters for volume, tone, and fuzz, along with a switch to select either a bright/fat mode.  It has two foot switches - one for bypass (on/off) and one for octave up.  You don't need to know all too much......
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    The Fulltone Ultimate Octave is a stomp box designed for use with electric guitar.  It can be used with any electronic instrument, but I've only used it with guitar.  The pedal is standard as far as its characteristics go, since it has a 1/4" inch, output, and a nine volt power supply jack.  This isn't rack mountable as it is a foot pedal.

    UTILIZATION

    The make up of the Fulltone Ultimate Octave is fairly simple, and at the same time there is a lot to work with here.  The pedal has parameters for volume, tone, and fuzz, along with a switch to select either a bright/fat mode.  It has two foot switches - one for bypass (on/off) and one for octave up.  You don't need to know all too much about overdrive or octave pedals, but it will help to have a little bit of prior experience.  I've never had a need to look at the manual for the Ultimate Octave pedal, and don't think that one is really necessary.


    SOUND QUALITY

    The sounds that are possible with the Fulltone Ultimate Octave are pretty unique to all get within one box.  The octave features are limited, as I would really consider this more of an overdrive/fuzz pedal with an octave up feature, so the name is a bit misleading.  I have used the pedal for a few recording sessions with a Gibson SG and a '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb, as I felt the SG was a good choice to work in tandem with this pedal.  I do wish that this pedal with a bit more transparent sounding with its overdrive, but will do the job for times when you are looking for more thickness rather than transparency. 


    OVERALL OPINION

    Being that the Fulltone Ultimate Octave is a pretty unique pedal, I wouldn't recommend it as your first or only overdrive/fuzz pedal.  Rather, it is the kind of pedal to use in tandem with more traditional overdrives and distortions to lend support.  However, every player is different so while I look at in this way, I wouldn't be surprised to find someone else who uses this as their go to distortion pedal.  The price isn't the cheapest, but Fulltone puts a lot of care into their pedals, so you're paying for this upper end quality, which is worth it in my opinion if you're interested in this pedal...
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  • Fulltone Ultimate OctavePublished on 09/08/08 at 19:06
    The Fulltone Ultimate Octave is really two effects in one pedal. It's a silicone-based fuzz pedal and a octave-fuzz pedal. You can turn the octave effect on and off when the fuzz is on, but when the octave effect is on it changes the fuzz tone pretty significantly, so it's probably best to think of them as two separate effects, except that you can't have the octave effect on when the fuzz is not.

    There are three knobs (volume, tone, fuzz), a toggle switch (fat/bright - it cuts or boosts the mid range), and two foot switches (on/off and octave up).

    Unlike some fuzz pedals there is a jack for a 9v adapter which I believe accepts the normal Boss-style power thing.

    UTILIZATION

    This pedal......
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    The Fulltone Ultimate Octave is really two effects in one pedal. It's a silicone-based fuzz pedal and a octave-fuzz pedal. You can turn the octave effect on and off when the fuzz is on, but when the octave effect is on it changes the fuzz tone pretty significantly, so it's probably best to think of them as two separate effects, except that you can't have the octave effect on when the fuzz is not.

    There are three knobs (volume, tone, fuzz), a toggle switch (fat/bright - it cuts or boosts the mid range), and two foot switches (on/off and octave up).

    Unlike some fuzz pedals there is a jack for a 9v adapter which I believe accepts the normal Boss-style power thing.

    UTILIZATION

    This pedal is pretty straight-forward. Everything does what you'd expect it to do.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Let me say first that every sound you can make with the toggle switch on "Bright" is useless. This setting gives you a scooped mid-range, and while this would seem to be useful for certain kinds of music, particularly metal (which, I should be clear, is not my thing), I can't see even metal heads finding the sound of this pedal on "Bright" to be good for much. It just sounds tinny and yucky.

    With the toggle switch on "Fat" you get two usable effects. The fuzz alone is a nice silicone transistor sound. Pretty abrasive sounding, and no, it does not clean up much at all, but this kind of buzzy distortion certainly has its honored place at the table. With the octave up feature on you get a very nice, though by no means polite, octa-fuzz type sound. Extremely biting, great for cutting through the mix, and with, at the same time, a lot of body behind it (as long as the toggle switch stays on "Fat").

    As with most octave-fuzz pedals, chords sound pretty much like a car crash, and fourths give off that weird ring-modulated sound that makes every day seem like halloween. But playing lead riffs, particularly up around the twelfth fret, gives you the searing '60s sound that you want.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's strange, I like this pedal a lot, but I almost never use it. I feel like the only time I'd want to present my own songs with this guitar sound would be if I a) wanted to scare the crap out of people, or b) wanted them to make direct comparisons between me and Jimi Hendrix. I'm not really attracted to either of those possibilities.

    Still, it's a lot of fun to play with at home. Probably the best pedal of the octave-fuzz genre I've used. And like all Fulltone stuff it's built to last.
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