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moosers's review (EBS - OctaBass)

By moosers, 03/09/2010
The EBS Octabass is a bass guitar effects pedal that adds an octave below to the note played. It's an analog octave pedal and while it would maybe work on guitar, it's designed for bass and this is really the only situation I'd recommend using it in. It's got great tracking on bass, so I don't know how well that would translate since it's not designed for guitar. The pedal has a 1/4" input and output and required power from a nine volt power supply. It isn't rack mountable as it's a stomp box.

UTILIZATION

There isn't much at all to using the EBS Octabass. Even if you don't have much experience with octave pedals, you should be able to figure out everything without any help from a manual. The parameters that the Octabass has to work with include knobs for normal level, which is for the original note played, and for octave, which sets the level for the octave above. It also has a switch for setting the range, which gives you low, mid, or high settings to choose from. I haven't seen the manual for the EBS Octabass.

SOUND QUALITY

The sound of the EBS Octabass is one of the best I've heard from an octave pedal in general, let alone one for bass guitar. It's got some of the most realistic tracking for an octave pedal out there, as it feels very real and can even handle chords, which is definitely pretty rare for an octave pedal. I've used the Octabass pedal with a Fender Jazz Bass in the studio. A client brought in this pedal, so I don't own it and the studio I work at doesn't either. It's not the type of effect that we used very often, but when we did it really sounded great...

OVERALL OPINION

If you are looking for an octave pedal for your bass guitar, look no further than the EBS Octabass. It's great for bass players who like to play up on the top notes, as to me this is where it sounds best. It's very easy to use, but at the same time offers up a good amount of control. I'd recommend checking out the Boss OC-3 octave pedal as well, but to me the Octabass is the best out there I've used...
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Good stuff (EBS - OctaBass)

By Djano, 27/01/2014
Analog technology, and it feels good!
I have the version with the switch that selects the frequency of the effect.

UTILIZATION

Simpler and stuff would fly.
Very heavy pedal in sturdy metal.

SOUND QUALITY

Very good sound, comfort nickel game. Obviously, this is more interesting with the sound down, comfort nickel game but it also works well up.
It is quite tempted to play with the background effect, I gather that this is a good effect!
With low: nothing to say, it's all good.
With a guitar: the effect dice landed the top rope. The pedal is really made to be stimulated by low strings.

OVERALL OPINION

His more: robustness of the pedal, and sound quality.
Least: storage battery completely rotten: 4 long screws to remove with a Phillips, storage battery too small with a piece of rubber that systematically off the passage obliged to force to close.
If it is used with 9V transformer, no worries.
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very good sub-octave (Aguilar - Octamizer)

By Littleleaf, 06/05/2014
Analog sub-octave bass, 4 pots, one for the sub level signal, to the level of direct signal and a tone signal by.
I especially appreciate the presence of these two tones, which are the reason why I turned to this pedal.

UTILIZATION

Simplistic configuration, no need to book.
As with any analog octave, one note at a time, preferring the middle of the handle, pick up from time to time (requires a clean game).

SOUND QUALITY

Sub octave convincing and transparent for my taste, very effective. The two tones used to actually forge a sound according to his need and not just an extra octave simply magnify the sound.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 months, it perfectly fits my needs. Previously I played on a Ampeg SCP-OCT, I have nothing else tested, it is just perfect my my use. It is expensive but it sounds, it works very well, it seems solid (but this time tell me). I would do this choice without hesitation.
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News Bass Octaver

[Musikmesse] EBS Black Label pedal for bass

Published on 04/18/15
We told you earlier that EBS was releasing pedals for guitar, but they are also revamping their bass effects in a new Black Label Studio Edition.