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    Americana in France? Daniel Nestlerode's Avatar
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    Question Anyone use an octave pedal?

    I'm sliding deep into gear acquisition syndrome...

    Anyone out there use an octave pedal (or effect) with their emando? IF so, how do you use it... just for riffs? For whole songs? to sub for a guitar part?

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    Default Re: Anyone use an octave pedal?

    I use and love my nano POG from Electro-Harmonix. I love that it can do an octave high and low at the same time as well as a dry signal. Plus you can dial in how much of the high or low octave and dry signal you want in your sound. So I tend to add some low octave in to add some depth to the sound sometimes. and other times just to get that cool low end octave sound. Also with the three sounds (Dry, Low & High) you can dial in an almost like a 12 string type sound.

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    Default Re: Anyone use an octave pedal?

    I understand your PAS. I'm finally starting to slow down a bit on my pedal acquisitions. I still have an overdrive acquisition problem. I have 6 overdrive/fuzz pedals on my board and a couple others not on the board.

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    Default Re: Anyone use an octave pedal?

    Thanks for the replies Mike!

    I just pulled the trigger on a Mooer Pure Octave pedal. I'll reply when I've had a chance to put it through its paces.

    I'm thinking about delay and reverb as well. IF I see a decent reverb unit I'll grab it. But delay will take some exploration.

    It's all in good fun!


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    Default Re: Anyone use an octave pedal?

    Yes. I have a POG. The reason I got it was that i was jonesing for an electric octave mandolin or tenor guitar. And the POG was much cheaper.

    I use it primarily to for playing in that lower octave. On my five string emando that bottom C is down there. Wow!

    But the POG does a lot more. You can go up an octave as well, which has its uses, and if you take out the clean signal and just use the octave high and octave low you can get some really pipe organ type sounds. Lastly if you play through clean and add just a little octave low you can give the sound a kind of mahogany dark chocolate feeling in the normal playing range.

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    Thumbs up from me for the POG.

    I'm a serious electric mando player (it even pays the bills!), but my only experience with the POG was accompanying an Irish Trad gig (that couldn't find a guitarist for this one date) I took half the strings off of my 1921 H2 and ran it through the POG, using both the octave-down and the non-octaved sound. Worked great tracked the chords with complete accuracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Nestlerode View Post

    I'm thinking about delay and reverb as well. IF I see a decent reverb unit I'll grab it. But delay will take some exploration.



    Daniel
    For reverb and delay you can't go wrong with the TC Electronics Hall of Fame reverb and Flashback delay.

    I used the HOF extensively with my last band, especially when playing outdoors. Many buy the Flashback just for the 2290 studio delay but that is also on the Alter Ego which is a TC collaboration with a Portland guitar shop to emulate many interesting vintage delays. So listen to both the Flashback and the Alter Ego.

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    Default Re: Anyone use an octave pedal?

    POG2 -
    -2 -1 +1 +2
    Has a filter and attack control (but no release which is irksome) for making organ sounding pads. Saves presets too.
    Only downside is the switch is sometimes noisy but I love it all the same
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