The M288 Bass Octave Deluxe is a dual-voice octave pedal from MXR Bass Innovations that offers organic analog tone, true bypass, and a wide variety of tone-shaping options. Powered by a single 9-volt battery, MXR's 18-volt Constant Headroom Technology(CHT) provides studio-performance headroom and superior tracking. Use the Dry knob to mix your direct bass signal with the octave effect, or hit the Mid+ switch to add up to +14dB of internally adjustable low-mid punch (400Hz) or midrange pop (850Hz). Bass players will love the two separately processed and individually voiced octave controls-Growl (for throaty, midrange octave-below tone) and Girth (for deep and smooth octave below). The Bass Octave Deluxe comes in a durable, lightweight aluminum casting and has the same high-quality jacks and switches that have made MXR pedals the road-ready standard on pedal-boards around the world for over 30 years.
Decision was between this and the Aguilar Octamizer. Great grit in the sound. Tracking is good though it does have an issue the G that it doesn't track at very well at all. I knew not to expect tracking past the low G, but I think on the G string it should be able to track the C and D- they're not that low. Does decently on sustained notes, but it really shines if you're just going for short notes.
Good, with some quirks
By Brian Knapp from on 1/8/2014
Overall I'd recommend it. 4 starts only because of the G string tracking problem.