tc electronic Nether Octaver

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Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Classic all-analogue octave pedal
  • With 1 or 2 octaves under the original to add a warm deep lower end
  • Controls: Octave 2 - Octave 1 - Dry
  • True Bypass
  • LED: Effect On
  • Footswitch: Effect Bypass
  • Connections: Input (6.3 mm jack) - Output (6.3 mm jack) - Power supply connection (coaxial socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm - negative polarity)
  • Power supply with a 9 V battery or a 9 V DC power supply unit - suitable power supply unit: Article number 409939 (not included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 74 x 132 x 58 mm
available since April 2018
Item number 435997
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Good affordable octaver
RangsdorfGuessWho 02.08.2018
I use this pedal with electric guitar and bass. I think it would also work great with mono synthesizers. I have years of experience as producer/engineer as well as instrumentalist. Now I work in the MI branch. (No affiliation with this brand)

For me, this octaver is best for bass. Adding a compressor pedal before it boosts its note-tracking performance. It can make synth-like bass with the dry tone set to zero, or set the dry tone to unity gain, then dail in a subtle octave for thundering presence. The stop response time is tight enough to avoid sounding like mud.

How well this pedal works depends on the signal it gets. (True for all octavers like this) With the right kind of guitar/bass, it sounds awesome, for example strat or p-/j-bass. A different type of bass I use which already has a solid, explosive low-end and precise treble doesn't profit much from the sub octave - it doesn't complement the tone. In any case with a compressor before it, you can get better performance by tuning the level characteristics of different instruments so the octaver can work at its sweet spot.

I would improve the design of this pedal with a toggle switch to an alternate sub-tone more suited to some instruments or other sonic textures. How about a clipping waveform? (Less low-end, similar perceived "depth" thanks to low-mid harmonic content)
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Great for bass
Seg@fredo 07.01.2020
I use this pedal mainly for bass and it does the job very good. But i found it works well with guitar too.
It behaves like an analog octaver should and i don't have any real problems with tracking.
On the lower bass strings it gets a bit glitchy but thats common with analog octavers, even the much more expensive ones.

I previously owned an EBS octabass which had some added tone-features but just one octave below the dry signal
In comparison (as far as i can remember) the tracking is about similar

Everything looks solid and it's a well built pedal
The footswitch however, doesn't have a 'click' or a lot of resistance while pressing. The specs say it has true bypass so the switch is probably not one of those heavy, sturdy footswitches i/m used to in other pedals. However, it hasn't failed me yet

I like this pedal in combination with an envelope filter (Auto Wah) and a bit of drive for some synthy funky bass vibes
For the price it exceeded my expectations. If you want to explore the use of an octaver or just want a simple octaver in your arsenal, i definitely recommend this guy!
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Bass how long can you go?
Juan Antonio948 14.11.2021
Pedal octavador, lo uso con bajo eléctrico. Ya sabes el jojo mayer setting del OC2 para los pobres, pero la verdad es que hace muy bien su trabajo.

Necesitas tomarte un poco de tiempo para ajustarlo a tu bajo y tu ampli, si puedes añadir un compresor y un fuzz tienes un sonido de sintetizador muy logrado.

La construcción del pedal es robusta lo cual se agradece.
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Surprisingly good tracking
sureda 30.07.2022
I use this on Bass, basically just because i wanted to see how it would perform. Been using it ever since because it does a pretty good job, satisfactory for the stuff i use it for (every now and then in some coverbands/hiphoppy projects). The tracking is suprisingly good down to the lower notes on the A string (for me around the B) on the G string C it has kind of a deadspot, just doesn't seem to like that frequency. The sound has a nice organic flavour to it, not as synthlike as f.e. the Boss OC pedals. Rolling down the tone makes it go into that direction more. I never use the sub octave, on bass thats just too much, so i just took that nob off completely (easily pulled off). Its a bit chunky, but for that reason pretty sturdy too. 4 stars because theres obviously better (but more expensive) alternatives, but the nether looks cool, does the job well and takes a beating.
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