10 December 2007

The Octa-Switch

This may be the most brilliant bit of guitar gear ever.

  • Plug up to eight effects pedals into it
  • Use a simple bank of eight DIP switches to choose which effects will be used when you step on one of the Octa-Switch’s footswitches
  • Each of its footswitches has its own complete set of DIP switches right there above the footswitch itself

Simple and easy to use. If this had been around last spring, I might have seriously considered individual pedals instead of the Digitech RP350.

(Of course, the RP350 still has the advantage that switching presets also does the equivalent of twiddling knobs on the individual pedals. And 140 presets. And USB. And a tuner. OK, the RP350 has a lot of advantages.)

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