Rare Guild TriOct polyphonic Octaver effect.

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Interesting offering from Guild. Used a hexaphonic pickup years before Roland dabbled in the concept!

 

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Sounds like they made it more complex than it needed to be. I’m hearing a basic Octave pedal, similar to the Octavia, with the bonus upper harmonics (-ish) thrown in. I don’t see why they felt the need for the hexaphonic pickup, it’s not doing anything different with each individual string. (And, if you’ve ever played around with an Octavia pedal, it’s also pretty much just for single lines, MAYBE a major chord or two. Anything else will get some major funk on it, and not in a George Clinton way.)
 

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I couldn’t imagine why they’d go that route either unless they wanted to make it a polyphonic octave and failed in that endeavor.
 

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I was just trying to search for schematics for a Conn Multivider I bought at an estate sale and come across this Guild unit. Apparently only 2 known to exist.
 

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Sounds like they made it more complex than it needed to be. I’m hearing a basic Octave pedal, similar to the Octavia, with the bonus upper harmonics (-ish) thrown in. I don’t see why they felt the need for the hexaphonic pickup, it’s not doing anything different with each individual string. (And, if you’ve ever played around with an Octavia pedal, it’s also pretty much just for single lines, MAYBE a major chord or two. Anything else will get some major funk on it, and not in a George Clinton way.)
Did they have Octave Pedals in the late 60's, early 70's?
 

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I was just trying to search for schematics for a Conn Multivider I bought at an estate sale and come across this Guild unit. Apparently only 2 known to exist.
Could you elaborate or provide a source?
 

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Did they have Octave Pedals in the late 60's, early 70's?
The Conn-Multivider produced octaves and was aimed at saxaphone players. It was used on the Mothers of Invention album Absolutely Free in 1967. So the answer is probably. The technology was there. The question would be packaging as a pedal.
 

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Could you elaborate or provide a source?
That's given in the description under the video.The guy in the video wrote he only knows of two which does not mean only two exists... But except # 0115 and the one Grot has no other pictures are on the internet.

#0115 is the one which a Mark Hammer owned around 2001. It's the one in the video above and in many pictures on the internet. http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/guild/trioct#

Not sure which # Kurt has.

The TO-1 and TFP first showed up in the Guild price list in April 1972:

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Also in January 1973, June 1974, Nov 1974, Nov 1975, always with same price. So it was offered for 3 1/2 years at least:

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Ralf
 
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fronobulax

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That's given in the description under the video.The guy in the video wrote he only knows of two which does not mean only two exists...

#0115 is one: http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/guild/trioct
Not sure which # Kurt has.

Ralf
Thanks. I missed that. They guy with the video should talk to Kurt... I also wondered whether there was a distinction between number produced and number still around today. For example I was tracking a book which had 500 copies printed about 150 years ago. Then I found out the printed books went to a warehouse that burned before they were distributed. So there are less than 10 copies known to exist and they all show signs of smoke, fire or water damage.
 

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The Dan Armstrong Green Ringer is an early example. As far as octave down stuff I guess Mutron with their Octave Divider and the Conn unit were one of the first octave down units if not THE first. Unless we can get a year of when the Guild unit was built.
 

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Speaking of the Octave Divider, Mike Beigel of Mu-Tron fame makes a modern version called the Octavider:


-Dave-
 
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