Boss OC-3 Super Octave Pedal

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Get 3 octave modes in one pedal, including polyphonic octave mode, drive mode, and the original OC-2 mode. Drive mode gives you a boost with fat distortion.

The Boss OC-3 Super Octave gives guitarists high-quality octave effects with a single stomp. Three modes are provided, including a Polyphonic Octave mode, a Drive mode with distortion, and the original OC-2 mode. The versatile OC-3 also has separate inputs for both guitar and bass.

Features:
World's first compact pedal with true Polyphonic Octave effects

Drive mode adds distortion to octave notes for a fatter, more aggressive tone

Includes the original OC-2 mode, capable of producing notes one and two octaves down

Poly Octave effect adjustable to play within a specific note range

Bass input for adapting octave sound to bass guitars

Boss 5-year limited warranty

- Polyphonic octave effects
- Drive mode adds distortion to octave notes for a bigger, more aggressive tone
- Includes the original OC-2 mode, capable of producing notes one and two octaves down
- Poly Octave effect adjustable to play within a specific note range
- Bass input for usage with bass guitar

- 2 Inputs - Instrument (guitar, bass)
- 2 Outputs - 1/4" (mono, direct)
- Power Supply Included - No
- Batteries - 9V
- Height - 2.375"
- Depth - 5.125"
- Width - 2.875"
- Weight - 1 lb

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. (45 ratings)
Submitted January 31, 2009 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Overrated and Overpriced"
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
It should be noted that I use this pedal just for guitar; I'm not speaking to what this can do for a bass, but frankly, they make five-string basses for not much more than this pedal, and if you want notes lower than that you're nuts.

Sound
The sound of the regular, sub and poly modes just sounds like a very unpleasant synth; not real at all. I was looking for something to just take my acoustic down an octave; this makes it boomy and fake, and not the cool kind. Another complaint about the poly mode: while it does track very well (MUCH better than the OC-2), even with range maxed out, the notes get quieter the higher up the scale they are. Your E's will be blowing out the speakers and the D's will be barely noticeable. Also, if you're using it while you're playing chords, the pedal often picks up two notes and plays them both an octave down, which sounds like crap. You can fix this by lowering the 'range,' but by then it's not worth it anymore except maybe on a two-chord song. That said, the sound of the distortion setting is pretty cool though.

Features
If you're looking for something to experiment with, create unique sounds with, or just play with, this is your pedal. If you're looking to sound anything like you're playing bass when you're not, move along.

Ease of Use
Controls are simple and straightforward, that much it has going for it.

Quality read more
If the pedal had a better sound in poly mode, I'd rate this much, much higher. But as-is, this is just too much money for a pedal that just does this much unless you're into really off-the-wall sounds.

Value
Over-priced unless you just really want a pedal that does what this does.

Manufacturer Support
Gave it a 5 because I've never had to use them and don't expect to. Boss makes good stuff.

The Wow Factor
If you want an octave pedal, you want one that sounds better than this.

Musical Background:
Active musician solo and in bands

Musical Style:
Acoustic, pop, rock
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