The EBS Octabass Studio Edition creates a single note one octave below the pitch of the plated note, adding a new dimension to your sound! The pedal recognizes two or three-note chords and trigger the lowest note. Control the level of the original tone and mix in the octave effect. Choose between High, Mid or Low Range - which relates to the character of the sound of the sub-note.
EBS Octabass Octave Divider Pedal Features
- Preserve the low range
- Suitable for live and studio use
- Triple Mode Octave Divider
- High, Mid and Low Ranges
- Controls for Normal and Octave volume
- True Bypass Signal Relay Switching
- Protected against over voltage up to 18V
- Powered by 9 to 12V DC
- Optional (not included): EBS AD-9+ Power Supply
Sub-notes are perhaps most effective when playing on the higher frets, and could add a nice touch just slightly blended into the original tone, especially on a solo on bass or guitar. The OctaBass works really good together with distortion as well, but remember to keep the OctaBass before the drive in the signal chain, so it gets as clean as possible tone to trigger. If you are after a synth-bass type of sound, a great way to achieve that is to run an OctaBass, combined with an EBS BassIQ envelope filter, and use the ‘Down’ mode on the IQ. That makes the impression of hitting a key on a keyboard, and adds that sub-bass as well as synth sound to the tone.
The original EBS effect! The OctaBass was the very first stompbox effect from EBS. This classic effect was introduced in 1992, and based on an onboard effect featured in the legacy EBS Taurus combo. It has become 'classic' after being a trusted companion to legendary bassists like Tony Levin, Roger Glover, Marcus Miller, Tal Wilkenfeld & many many more.
The pedal features 3 dB higher headroom than the previous version, higher sensitivity and new analog circuitry with higher dynamics and lower noise, as well as true bypass switching technique. The Studio Edition comes with optimized signal path, new design, new signal relay switching technique, protection against over voltage use up to 18V and the possibility to power the pedal with anything from 9-12V DC.