Octave, Octave, Fifth? The T-Rex Quint machine Octave Effect delivers a ton of sound in a small package!
Researching Octave machine pedals, one cannot help but to see the influence of the POG series of pedals. The ubiquity of this type of pedal with P&W guitarists is off of the charts. There are some specific reasons why, however the T-Rex Quint goes the extra mile…
The Quint has a very small footprint, a buffered bypass switch, an LED indicator light, and two 1/4 inch jacks placed unfortunately on top of the unit. Four knobs adorn said box, one to mix in the percentage of the signal and the other three to control the volume of the intervals respectively. This pedal is power hungry, drawing 120-145ma based on the version you procure. There are no internal pots to tweak, leaving all tonal options to be found via the external knobs. T-Rex used the more inaccessible TORX screws as a deterrent.
Quint Octave Sounds
Engaging the pedal with the knobs at noon produced instant organ tones. Again, as the name implies, Quint means ‘5’ in Latin. We aren’t talking about the obsessed shark fisherman from Jaws, here. Although, what a great movie it is, seen it 50 times…
The addition of the 5th is the special sauce in the T-Rex Quint. The tones are incredible. Tracking with single note lines was very fast, given that a fair amount of computing is taking place on the fly, based on your note choice. Chording with volume swells is what this pedal is made for. It bears repeating that the Organ like sounds from this pedal are incredible. Take this for a spin alongside of the Lovepedal Hermida EPH3 Tape delay and the Lovepedal Eternity Burst Overdrive for some incredible psychedelic action!
This is a great pedal, and like most octave-type effects, the possibilities are endless.
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