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Re: Boss Octave Pedal

Brian - Did you try a whammy pedal yet?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian" <Brian@porterresearch.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 9:11 AM
Subject: RE: Boss Octave Pedal

> First of all, thanks for all your imput, everyone!  I tried out the Boss
OC-2 this weekend, and determined pretty quickly it wasn't going to work.
Playing the open A string caused a glitch every time, if you let it sustain
for more than a couple seconds.  So I moved on to the more expensive PS-5,
this seemed to work quite well (assuming you adjust the volume level 
playing guitar and bass parts).  Not perfect, but I determined that it 
do for now.  I also tried the chili dog, but I determined that it was worth
the extra money for the PS-5.  I'm certainly keeping my eyes on the POG and
other synth possibilities in the future.
> Brian Walton
> -----Original Message-----
> From: S V G [mailto:vsyevolod@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 9:40 PM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: Boss Octave Pedal
>      Brian,
>      I use the Boss PS-5, which has 5 different settings of pitch shift
effects, one of them being
> a pitch shift up or down by as much as two octaves (2nds, 3rds, 4ths,
5ths, octaves and double
> octaves).  It doesn't glitch, doesn't have latency problems, handles
chords just fine, and sounds
> relatively awesome.  By shifting up an octave or two, you get a pretty
decent 12 string kinda
> sound, expecially with judicious use of the wet/dry mix knob.  The octave
down really does work
> well.  It actually gets pretty beefy.  The only downside is that it costs
$130 new (if you know
> where to look, $150 to $200 if you don't).  The upside is that it's 
has the familiar Boss
> DC power in, sounds great on an acoustic guitar, has both mono and stereo
out, 5 different
> functions including intelligent shifting and detuning, and 4 controller
knobs (1 of them
> concentric) controlling way more than any pedal in its right mind should
really try to do.  For
> all that it does it deserves to be the size of an Electrix rack mount.
Huh, now there's an
> idea...
>          Stephen
> <<I have to assume some people on this list use the Boss Octave pedal in
their looping setups, to
> achieve "bass guitar" sounds.  To those of you that do....do you like it?
what do you think of
> the
> tracking?  I'd like to get the EH Pog, but can't justify nearly $400...>>
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