gpilcher2001 wrote:I built one a few months back. Sounds pretty good. It doesn't track as good as the fox rox octron. I built the byoc to replace the octron that was stolen from me. I also think the octron was more transparent. It seems like the byoc is a tone sucker. But I just compensate with the volume knob on my guitar. Its the exact circuit of the musitronics octave except it's true bypass. It sounds good just not my octron. Greg...
mkaufman wrote:You want the Boss Octaver OC2, not the Octave OC2. The Octaver is the earlier MIJ version. I think mine cost $75.
twofootskunk wrote:Hi, first time poster, been a lurker for a while.
I've built the BYOC Octave Divider clone. The tracking is certainly not perfect. With my guitar it works best on the neck pickup, decent on the middle pup, and not so good on the bridge. That said, I really like it and I don't plan on replacing it. It has a very organic "analogy" sound to it. The octaves are not pristine and I really feel like I get an old school 70's electronics sound out of it. It's very synth like especially with the ringer turned on.
As for the difference in parts. The main differences are the power supply. It uses a MAX1044 charge pump so you can use a standard 9v power supply. It's also true bypass. Neither of those I think have any major effect on sound.
Other than that the IC's and transistors are the only things that might be different from original (i haven't compared).
*Actually, I just looked at their website and it says "with all the exact same chips
and transistors that were used in the original". So take that for what you will.
I just finished the Madbean Nautilus which is a clone of the Mutron III. Same deal there. Power supply/true bypass.
The one major difference is that it (and the phasor) use custom made vactrols that you can't get.
You can roll your own or just use the ones he suggests that give similar results.
I'm still trying to dial in my Mutron III clone. It's a little finicky but so far it seems really cool when you hit the sweet spot.
These two were my first plunge into pedal building and electronics. It's very fun. I've also built a tiger buffer on veroboard and plan to build a stratoblaster. I'm in the process of assembling a new Jerry inspired partscaster that I plan to put the stratoblaster in with custom shop 69's. I've spent countless hours reading this forum, so thanks for that. This site is great!
Here's a pic of my build of the Octave Divider clone.
cmc64 wrote: Anyway, the silkscreening (or however you did the graphics looks fantastic. How did you do it?
cmc64 wrote:Anyway, the silkscreening (or however you did the graphics looks fantastic. How did you do it? And would you be willing to do another one once I pick mine up? I would be more than happy to compensate you for time, materials and so forth. Your work on it is really something and would certainly spruce up that plain silver box.
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