Octave & Pitch Guitar Effects Explained

There are plenty of pedals out there to transform your guitar tone: now meet two effects that change the notes themselves. If you’ve heard octave and pitch pedals on record, but don’t know how to get started yourself, this video will let you into the club with a friendly explanation and hands-on demo of each effect type. Using the three mode settings of the BOSS OC-3, we’ll show you how a modern octave pedal brings body and bottom-end to your solo guitar work by adding bass notes as you play. Keep watching for our simple guide to the pitch pedal, as we use the BOSS PS-6 to conjure dual harmonies in the regal style of Brian May, followed by the rip-it-up fifths of Tom Morello.

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