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The Best Octave Pedals to Thicken Your Tone & Enhance Your Effects

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Cons
Best of the Best
Electro-Harmonix
Micro POG
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The original award-winning legend in a more convenient size, with a supreme pitch-shifting algorithm and flawless polyphonic tracking.
Pros
Whether monophonic or polyphonic, the Micro POG nails it. The separate dry and effect outputs give you tons of signal path effects options.
Cons
There are no cons for the player wanting a pure octaver, but others might prefer same harmonization options like the EHX Pitch Fork has.
Best Bang for the Buck
Electro-Harmonix
Pitch Fork
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A fully capable octave pedal with all the harmonizer options you could want. EHX's superior algorithms are featured here again.
Pros
In addition to 1, 2, or 3 octaves up, down, or dual, you get a detune plus a ton of beautiful intervals to play with plus it's expression pedal ready.
Cons
Someone wanting octaves only may be distracted by all of the extra options, but I see no reason not to welcome having choices.
Best Budget Pick
Boss
OC-3 Super Octave
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The three modes, including Polyphonic, Drive, & the classic OC-2 modes, make this a no brainer for the musician on a tighter budget.
Pros
The separate guitar input & bass input sends your signal through different optimized circuits. Drive mode comes with a distortion.
Cons
There are no real cons here either. Some may prefer to have some harmonization options but that's wouldn't be a true octaver pedal.

The best octave pedal puts some power in your playing. By doubling your signal and pitch shifting it up or down an octave, you can boast the thickest tone in town. Heck, try tripling it or even replacing your original signal. The options are endless and the choice is yours...

TL;DR - Best Budget Pick: Boss OC-3 Dual Super Octave - Best Overall: EHX Micro POG