Tag: Octave

  • Arion MOC-1 Octave

    What is it? Arion MOC-1 Octave. Made in Sri Lanka around early to mid 00’s. This unit was my very first brush with Sri Lankan reissues. Bought it as new for the nice price tag and more importantly, out of curiosity. Arion is rather personal brand. Its pedals have certain cult reputation which isn’t based […]

  • Danelectro DW-1 Dan-o-Wah

    What is it? Danelectro DW-1 Dan O Wah. Made in china in around 1997. I sourced this one a long time ago. If i recall correctly, i got it in a trade and there was (and still is) very little traces of use. Gee. I wonder why. That being my first thought about all Dano […]

  • Digitech WH-II Whammy II

    What is it? Digitech Whammy II, made in canada. Possibly sometime in the 90’s. It’s rather rare occasion that someone gets a chance of buying a rare western made unit for a low price. For me, the day this one came for sale was one of those rare occasions. I paid good amount of money […]

  • Axtron OCT-5 Octaver

    What is it? Axtron OCT-5 Octaver. Made in japan, possibly in the late 80’s or early 90’s. The sucker for down octaves that i am, i just had to get this pastic thing. It wasn’t even that cheap, but these japanese plastic oldies do not come by that often. So i went for it. There […]

  • DOD FX35 Octoplus

    What is it? DOD FX35 Octoplus from FX series. Made in USA late 1995. For the love of octave dividers! Some will always say that one can never have too many fuzzes. Well. I say one can never have too many down octave divider pedals. As with most of the effects in the genre, the […]

  • EHX Octave Multiplexer (XO)

    What is it? Electro-Harmonix Octave Multiplexer from XO series. Made USAaround late 00’s No. I’m not writing everything about this again. Just check out the post about EHX Octave Multiplexer Reissue. The main points for the design are written in there. There are a few differences between these two units, mainly on construction methods – […]

  • EHX Octave Multiplexer (RI)

    What is it? Electro-Harmonix Octave Multiplexer Reissue. Made in USA around 00’s. For starters, EHX Octave Multiplexer was originally an apparent move to compete with all the other octave divider boxes that started to emerge in late 70’s and early 80’s. I have no idea when the very first down octave effect was produced and […]

  • Boss OC-2 Octave

    What is it? Boss OC-2 Octave from compact series. Made in taiwan, april 2001. Another classic from the Boss compact catalog. The OC-2s were originally housed in much lighter brown enclosure with the label “Octaver” on them. The name changed to “Octave” in 1984, meaning that the original ones were manufactured in japan from 1982 […]

  • Boss PS-5 Super Shifter

    Let’s do a month with Boss pedals only. Why? Because i can. Starting the Boss august with PS-5 Super Shifter… What is it? Boss PS-5 Super Shifter from Compact series. Made in taiwan in april 2008. To begin with. As usual, i ran the serial number through the Bossarea.com serial number decoder. This is something […]

  • Danelectro DJ-13 French Toast Octave Distortion

    What is it? Danelectro DJ-13 French Toast Octave Distortion. Made in china around mid 00’s. This one is one of the more classic designs in the series. The internet reveals that the design is 1:1 with a classic fOXX Tone Machine with added standard Dano Mini series electronic bypass switching. In other words, it is […]