Any Octron users?

Chat about Equipment Info

Any Octron users?

Postby jackevorkian » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:37 am

Just curious what settings you are using.
jackevorkian
Pigpen
Pigpen
 
Posts: 130
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:08 pm

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby JonnyBoy » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:28 pm

I always wondered about that pedal, How is it? I went with the POG 2, it seemed a little more versatile in terms of its approach. Since not many people here had that pedal either, I had to FIND the settings myself :? . I wound up putting on some 77 dead like the end of fire on the mountain and paused and played and paused and played and paused until I could get a similar tone, then saved it as a preset. His pedals are so cool, but a small fortune (ANALOGMAN). I am sure it is nice. :cool:
http://otislotus.net/ Finally finished our new site...
User avatar
JonnyBoy
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2134
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:35 am
Location: the south swamps

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby tigerstrat » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:35 am

Octron Rocts! I slightly boost Direct, crank Down, and add varying amounts of Up according to how much "hair" I want.
"There, in huge black letters, was 'The Grateful Dead'. It just... cancelled my mind out."-Garcia
User avatar
tigerstrat
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4632
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:20 pm
Location: Portland,OR

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby jackevorkian » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:49 am

tigerstrat wrote:Octron Rocts! I slightly boost Direct, crank Down, and add varying amounts of Up according to how much "hair" I want.


That's pretty much how I am using it...I run the Direct at 3:00, Down at 3:00, and dial in the Up about 9:00.

I'm on the fence about getting a Musitronics. Is it really that much better? I've heard the low end tracks a little better and it's generally a more musical pedal than the Octron.
jackevorkian
Pigpen
Pigpen
 
Posts: 130
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:08 pm

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby jackevorkian » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:51 am

JonnyBoy wrote:I always wondered about that pedal, How is it? I went with the POG 2, it seemed a little more versatile in terms of its approach. Since not many people here had that pedal either, I had to FIND the settings myself :? . I wound up putting on some 77 dead like the end of fire on the mountain and paused and played and paused and played and paused until I could get a similar tone, then saved it as a preset. His pedals are so cool, but a small fortune (ANALOGMAN). I am sure it is nice. :cool:


I had a MicroPog before I got the Octron. The EH obviously tracks better and you can get all those synth and organ tones, but it always sounded a little thin to me compared to the Octron.
jackevorkian
Pigpen
Pigpen
 
Posts: 130
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:08 pm

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby tigerstrat » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:14 pm

jackevorkian wrote:
tigerstrat wrote:Octron Rocts! I slightly boost Direct, crank Down, and add varying amounts of Up according to how much "hair" I want.


That's pretty much how I am using it...I run the Direct at 3:00, Down at 3:00, and dial in the Up about 9:00.

I'm on the fence about getting a Musitronics. Is it really that much better? I've heard the low end tracks a little better and it's generally a more musical pedal than the Octron.


NIMHO. I have used both and I'm pretty sure the Octron does everything a Oct Divider does, but obviously through a different control configuration. Hard to say which is more user friendly.
"There, in huge black letters, was 'The Grateful Dead'. It just... cancelled my mind out."-Garcia
User avatar
tigerstrat
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4632
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:20 pm
Location: Portland,OR

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby JonnyBoy » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:58 am

I think they are both valuable useful pedals. I was dragged in by its tracking and the organ, and I wanted to really adjust that organ so I got the pog 2. Plus, I can save 6 presets plus have the board sliders the way i want it, so I guess 7. My band doesn't feel the funk like I do though, It does great organ intro's and synth stuff, but its hard to use it as a full fledged organ by way of guitar. I mix it 1/2 signal and 1/2 or 1/3 organ and its in the background, thats kinda cool. The octron does what it does best, and from what you said, does it well. The pog2 is pricey for just an octave pedal, its the least used and the most expensive in my chain. That doesn't sit well with me. I thought I would use it more.
http://otislotus.net/ Finally finished our new site...
User avatar
JonnyBoy
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2134
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:35 am
Location: the south swamps

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby TRG » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:18 pm

Anyone out there currently using the Octron and have any clips of it that they could share (Cats, Stranger, etc...)?

I'm looking to add an octave pedal to my aresenal and trying to decide between the OC-2 and the Octron. Any insight would be much appreciated :-)
TRG
Mickey
Mickey
 
Posts: 176
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:34 am

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby tigerstrat » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:32 pm

Here's some Octron fwiw; not my finest solo and the audio is pretty club-AUD-y, but there you go. Solo begins around 3:45-ish.



approximate Settings: Up-9:00, Direct: 2:30, Down:3:45-4:00
"There, in huge black letters, was 'The Grateful Dead'. It just... cancelled my mind out."-Garcia
User avatar
tigerstrat
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4632
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:20 pm
Location: Portland,OR

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby TRG » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:22 am

tigerstrat wrote:Here's some Octron fwiw; not my finest solo and the audio is pretty club-AUD-y, but there you go. Solo begins around 3:45-ish.



approximate Settings: Up-9:00, Direct: 2:30, Down:3:45-4:00


Hey tigerstrat, sounds great, thanks for posting! Did you have to mess with any of the internal trimmers at all? Your tone sounds great as well, what does your rig consist of?

And is that a B3!? Very nice.
TRG
Mickey
Mickey
 
Posts: 176
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:34 am

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby tigerstrat » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:35 am

TRG wrote:Hey tigerstrat, sounds great, thanks for posting! Did you have to mess with any of the internal trimmers at all? Your tone sounds great as well, what does your rig consist of?

And is that a B3!? Very nice.


I had to think a little... power amp-wise, this is before I got my Ashly FTX-1501 II, but well after my old Yorkville Beta 800 days, so I would have been going into the FX return of my '85 Mesa Boogie Mark III no-stripe, and into a single E120. Preamp is '68 Fender Showman Reverb (a TR chassis except for the nameplate), with all the Healy mods, except no switching jack for the preamp tap... std JG Tone settings, Vol about 4.5, Reverb 4. Guitar is Schecter C-1 Classic with Dimarzio Dual Sound in middle rout and Wald buffer. Pedals: Octron (the only one used in the clip I believe), Mutron III, Danelectro CTO-1, Mutron Phasor II, Ibanez AD-80 delay.

And that is the Goodfoot Lounge's B-3 + Leslie! One of the very coolest perks of playing there.
"There, in huge black letters, was 'The Grateful Dead'. It just... cancelled my mind out."-Garcia
User avatar
tigerstrat
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4632
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:20 pm
Location: Portland,OR

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby TRG » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:10 am

tigerstrat wrote:
TRG wrote:Hey tigerstrat, sounds great, thanks for posting! Did you have to mess with any of the internal trimmers at all? Your tone sounds great as well, what does your rig consist of?

And is that a B3!? Very nice.


I had to think a little... power amp-wise, this is before I got my Ashly FTX-1501 II, but well after my old Yorkville Beta 800 days, so I would have been going into the FX return of my '85 Mesa Boogie Mark III no-stripe, and into a single E120. Preamp is '68 Fender Showman Reverb (a TR chassis except for the nameplate), with all the Healy mods, except no switching jack for the preamp tap... std JG Tone settings, Vol about 4.5, Reverb 4. Guitar is Schecter C-1 Classic with Dimarzio Dual Sound in middle rout and Wald buffer. Pedals: Octron (the only one used in the clip I believe), Mutron III, Danelectro CTO-1, Mutron Phasor II, Ibanez AD-80 delay.

And that is the Goodfoot Lounge's B-3 + Leslie! One of the very coolest perks of playing there.


Nice, a boogie...I've got to try one of those some day, sounds great! Last question, do you remember if you had to mess with any of the internal trimmer pots on the octron, or did you just leave those as is?
TRG
Mickey
Mickey
 
Posts: 176
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:34 am

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby tigerstrat » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:24 pm

TRG wrote:
tigerstrat wrote:
TRG wrote:Hey tigerstrat, sounds great, thanks for posting! Did you have to mess with any of the internal trimmers at all? Your tone sounds great as well, what does your rig consist of?

And is that a B3!? Very nice.


I had to think a little... power amp-wise, this is before I got my Ashly FTX-1501 II, but well after my old Yorkville Beta 800 days, so I would have been going into the FX return of my '85 Mesa Boogie Mark III no-stripe, and into a single E120. Preamp is '68 Fender Showman Reverb (a TR chassis except for the nameplate), with all the Healy mods, except no switching jack for the preamp tap... std JG Tone settings, Vol about 4.5, Reverb 4. Guitar is Schecter C-1 Classic with Dimarzio Dual Sound in middle rout and Wald buffer. Pedals: Octron (the only one used in the clip I believe), Mutron III, Danelectro CTO-1, Mutron Phasor II, Ibanez AD-80 delay.

And that is the Goodfoot Lounge's B-3 + Leslie! One of the very coolest perks of playing there.


Nice, a boogie...I've got to try one of those some day, sounds great! Last question, do you remember if you had to mess with any of the internal trimmer pots on the octron, or did you just leave those as is?


The Octron might be the only pedal I own that I've never even opened to look inside. There are trim pots?! :lol:
"There, in huge black letters, was 'The Grateful Dead'. It just... cancelled my mind out."-Garcia
User avatar
tigerstrat
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4632
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:20 pm
Location: Portland,OR

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby TRG » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:06 pm

tigerstrat wrote:
The Octron might be the only pedal I own that I've never even opened to look inside. There are trim pots?! :lol:


Ha-ha, nice...I guess that answers my question.
TRG
Mickey
Mickey
 
Posts: 176
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:34 am

Re: Any Octron users?

Postby aiq » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:45 am

Nice Cats.

What are some Garcia examples of the octAVE?
User avatar
aiq
Steal Your Face
Steal Your Face
 
Posts: 221
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:52 am
Location: Gulf Coast.


Return to Grateful Dead Equipment Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron