- Mar 14, 2020
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Interesting offering from Guild. Used a hexaphonic pickup years before Roland dabbled in the concept!
Did they have Octave Pedals in the late 60's, early 70's?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.)
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.Did they have Octave Pedals in the late 60's, early 70's?
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.Could you elaborate or provide a source?
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.