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    ...when the first octave dividers for guitar use came out? I know that the Boss OC-2 was in the middle/late 70's but what was before that? Who had the first one, and when was it?
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    no idea but i will say this...i love my OC-2!! it's one of my favorite pedals in my rig!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSSIVE
    no idea but i will say this...i love my OC-2!! it's one of my favorite pedals in my rig!

    -Mike
    Bro...I don't leave home w/o my OC-2...it's an old MIJ model and it looks like HELL, but sounds great...
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    mine saved me with a song i was writing a few weeks back. we needed a part and i was lost as to what to play (which is honestly odd for me) so i stepped on the OC-2 and started noodling around and bam there was this great sounding part that just came out of nowhere! i think i'd sell my twistedcaster before i sold my oc-2 lol. NO neither will ever be sold...just making a point as to how much i love that little metallic brown box !

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    I'll tell you this...I am a pedal junky, I carry more stomp boxes than the law allows in most states, and I love single channel amps and several different distortion/OD boxes...if I have a gig to do and I have to pack lite, I take my Twin (best Cleans ever) and a Strat and a Tele, one of my Pro Co rats, my Vox wah and my OC-2...
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    Roger Mayer designed the first octaver for Jimi Hendrix (67/68?), but Roger didn't trademark it or anything. This left a massive gap in the market for everyone trying to get the Hendrix sound. I can't remember the name of the company that first issued one but I've heard they're terrible. I'll try and find out for you, I'm sure I've got it in book somewhere.

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    I should have been more specific...I know about Rogers upper octave stuff and the Tycobra (sp) stuff and all that...I was more talking about the sub octave stuff...I know that the MRX blue box came out pretty early on but it has a funky fuzz as well...Im talking about just a clean sub octave...who was first?
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    oh right, sorry G.W.I.F. My mistake. No idea about that. Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjaturner
    oh right, sorry G.W.I.F. My mistake. No idea about that. Sorry.

    it's all good bro...
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    The dude in my local guitar shop told me NOT to buy an OC-2. Apparently, it's 'monophonic' and if you play anything other than a single note at a time (eg chord) then it sounds like ****.

    I would have an OC-2 right now if he hadn't told me that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbiedbee
    The dude in my local guitar shop told me NOT to buy an OC-2. Apparently, it's 'monophonic' and if you play anything other than a single note at a time (eg chord) then it sounds like ****.

    I would have an OC-2 right now if he hadn't told me that.
    This is the same with most (if not all) Pitch Shifter/Octave pedas. As the pedal can't work out/produce enough harmonies for each note in the chord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brow
    This is the same with most (if not all) Pitch Shifter/Octave pedas. As the pedal can't work out/produce enough harmonies for each note in the chord.
    Yup, octaves, pitch shifters, synth pedals and ring modulators all have this problem, all that I know of anyway.
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    This is all true...the only way to do any pitch shifiting while playing more that one note is to do it with a guitar synth...I have gone through several octave down (sub octave) FX and IMO the Boss OC-2 is great...it's the one I always come back to...
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    I was told the OC-3 is 'polyphonic' and hence can handle playing a chord. It is however quite expensive.
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