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 #110899  by redeyedjim
 Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:23 pm
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I've been playing with the OC-2 octave divider, especially into the Mutron, and it's a killer combo, but I'm still working on getting good clean tones from it. What sort of settings are you guys running on yours? Any tips on how to get the most/best sound from this thing, especially into the Mutron?
 #122438  by gr8fl4295
 Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:18 pm
Any thoughts on the OC-2?
I just picked one up off eBay, and well it does sound cool picking away at it, but I get a muffled sound when I strum some notes.
Is it defective?
Thoughts?

Thanks.
 #122439  by Jerry1996x
 Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:23 pm
I use it with just the 1 octave down (2nd all the way off) and the DL about 12 o'clock, or maybe a little towards 1. But it could use a little more tweaking.
 #122440  by waldo041
 Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:45 pm
Oct 2 = Off
Oct 1 = 4 o'clock
Direct Level = 4 o'clock

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~waldo
 #122446  by Poor Peter
 Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:02 pm
gr8fl4295 wrote:Any thoughts on the OC-2?
I just picked one up off eBay, and well it does sound cool picking away at it, but I get a muffled sound when I strum some notes.
Is it defective?
Thoughts?

Thanks.
Its not defective. You cant strum chords with it. Too many overtones. Im sure someone else can explain it better. You would think it would work on the same principal as a twelve string guitar would but it doesn't. The problem I have with mine is it works well on the lower strings but as I get towards the treble strings it kind of disappears. I still have fun with it though on a couple of tunes. Especially with a little grit behind it.
 #122453  by gr8fullfred
 Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:59 am
The OC2 is not poly phonic. It cannot do chords. It works for single notes at a time.
Sounds great for single notes at a time. Sounds bad for multiple notes at the same time.
 #122454  by gr8fl4295
 Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:17 am
Thanks for explaining guys.
Much appreciated.
 #122457  by keirweir
 Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:08 am
gr8fl4295 wrote:Any thoughts on the OC-2?
I just picked one up off eBay, and well it does sound cool picking away at it, but I get a muffled sound when I strum some notes.
Is it defective?
Thoughts?

Thanks.
One side note... The OC-3 allows you to strum chords.
 #142575  by boater1941
 Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:06 pm
In the pic oct1 knob is on top right and is cranked. Drive or level is maybe correct. I read it elsewhere the jer cranked oct1 n had oct2 on zero. Also had ring modulator removed or modded. Not sure what that's about.
 #142577  by hippieguy1954
 Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:14 pm
boater1941 wrote:In the pic oct1 knob is on top right and is cranked. Drive or level is maybe correct. I read it elsewhere the jer cranked oct1 n had oct2 on zero. Also had ring modulator removed or modded. Not sure what that's about.
Yes, 4 o'clock=cranked and off=zero :smile:

Where did you read about Jerry having the ring modulator remover or modded?