Price paid: £ 99
Purchased from: eBay
Ease of Use: This pedal is super easy to use. It comes with 3 control knobs; Octave 1, Octave 2 and the direct level. Its pretty self explanitory what they all do. Unfortunately because it is long out of production mine didn't come with a manual but it is literally that easy to use you really don't need one. // 10
Sound: I use this with a Parker P-42 and a Gibson Les Paul Special, with a bunch of other pedals (metal zone, synths phase shifter and delay) then into a Marshall 250dfx and it is fantastic. You can get some real beefy tones for riffing. I play alot of cKy stuff and seeing as they use the same pedal it is perfect for it.
The only downside to the pedal is that the octave signal can break up a liittle when you play on the higher frets on the higher strings, but I hardly venture down that part of the guitar so it it's not much of a problem for me. I also own the newer Boss OC-3 and it just doesn't even compare to the OC-2. I have heard people say that there is no difference between the two but I personally think there is a massive difference, and the OC-2 just blows it away. // 8
Reliability & Durability: This is the early 80's model, before it's name was changed to 'Octave', and I have neverhad a problem with it. It is around 30 years old and has never cut out or failed on me. Luckily I do have the OC-3 for backup but if it was broken/lost/stolen then I would definately Pick up another OC-2. // 10
Overall Impression: I play mostly cKy-esque stuff and this is great for it, but I also play stuff like clutch, and I can always fit the octaver into a clutch song, it just fits in with everything. As I mentioned above I have the OC-3 for backup but I would definatley replace it with another OC-2 if I had to. // 10