New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Boutique bass guitar effects pedals that require no battery or power supply. Includes multi-channel boosters and drivers in a compact, aluminium casing with D.I. output.
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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by PilbaraBass » 12 Apr 2011, 09:10

Aussie Mark wrote:
johnny bee wrote:move from that white case to something just about indescribable. The workshop didn't burn down, did it?
Actually, the only powder coating business in Tamworth closed down, and because of the relatively small volume involved, it's not cost effective for Heath to ship the cases elsewhere to be powder coated. Necessity is the mother of invention :-)
looks like Heath has gone from powder coating to GUN powder coating :lol: :D
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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by johnny bee » 12 Apr 2011, 17:49

PilbaraBass wrote: looks like Heath has gone from powder coating to GUN powder coating :lol: :D
Ha! Like.
Actually, I think I prefer the war zone chassis. It's maybe not enough these days to have a different sound. You have to look the part and some folks are very into the way their pedal board looks. Me included, occasionally.

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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by balzac » 12 Apr 2011, 18:07

I'm keen to jump in on this as well, if poss. Just ordered a B-Drive from Heath, so would be very cool to check this puppy out too
I'm in QLD 4870
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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by Aussie Mark » 13 Apr 2011, 16:23

Thanks for the great response guys. I'll close off the list now, so the batting order, once I've finished getting to know the pedal (which will probably not be until after Easter), will look something like this. The postage costs should be able to be kept to a minimum this way, and if any of you are able to drop off or pick up locally that's even better.

Remember, Heath Cave requires that the pedal is sent Registered Post each time. From memory that adds 2 or 3 dollars to the postage cost.

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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by scottlikeswarwicks » 14 Apr 2011, 14:25

LOVE the look of the pedal, cant wait to test the sucka out!

Think im gonna have to make some recordings up when i get it with its brother, the Super Grunt :)

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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by balzac » 14 Apr 2011, 19:06

nice work, Mark
Thanks for organising this
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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by slave » 16 Apr 2011, 12:35

Dead right - cheers Mark, I'm looking forward to it.

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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by harmonyriver » 17 Apr 2011, 23:33

So what does it sound like? No batteries????!!! Amazing!
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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by Alec » 18 Apr 2011, 01:19

Is that Melissa Auf der Maur in your avatar, harmonyriver? She's smokin!

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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by Aussie Mark » 05 May 2011, 15:00

Just an update on this one - I haven't had a whole lot of time to spend with the Octulator myself yet, due to Easter and gigs etc, so it will probably be at least another week before I've played with it long enough to come to grips with this pedal.

One important point though about the Octulator - the way Heath has designed this prototype is for it to be used in an effects loop on your amp. In other words, you can't just plug into one side of the pedal and run it straight to the input of your amp - you'll need to use an amp that has an effects send and effects return ability. So, if you're on the demo list at the moment and don't have an amp with an effects loop (or can't get your hands on one to borrow) then there mightn't be any point being on the demo list.

In terms of the reason for the pedal being set up this way, you'll need to ask Heath to explain the technicalities .... that's not my thing.

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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by CamZH » 05 May 2011, 15:29

Can you add me to the list please, Mark ?
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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by weemac » 13 May 2011, 13:17

Aussie Mark wrote:
johnny bee wrote:move from that white case to something just about indescribable. The workshop didn't burn down, did it?
Actually, the only powder coating business in Tamworth closed down, and because of the relatively small volume involved, it's not cost effective for Heath to ship the cases elsewhere to be powder coated. Necessity is the mother of invention :-)
Hey, there is a powder coating shop in Bathurst you know... If He wanted to keep it sort of regional...

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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by acmeman » 13 May 2011, 18:55

I vote for the final to look similar :)

Looks like it survived a bomb raid... (vigorously tested?)

:hmm could be some clever marketing in there.

Any chance for a Video Demo soon Mark?
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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by Aussie Mark » 27 May 2011, 13:58

Aussie Mark wrote:Just an update on this one - I haven't had a whole lot of time to spend with the Octulator myself yet, due to Easter and gigs etc, so it will probably be at least another week before I've played with it long enough to come to grips with this pedal.
Quick update on the Octulator. I'm still coming to grips with this pedal - it's actually too complicated for me LOL. The interaction between the various knobs is very subtle and each one affects the others. The range of actual sounds from the pedal is not extensive, but I've been narrowing down 2 or 3 really useful settings.

It's definitely not an octave pedal in the traditional sense - it's more envelope filter and synth like if I had to pidgeon hole it.

I'd like to spend some more time with it and give Heath some more feedback before it heads off on the tour of duty, so please bear with me for another week or tow.

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Re: New forum exclusive demo octaver pedal from Cave Passive

Post by spencerbasssman » 08 Jun 2011, 22:00

I tried this pedal before it was sent to Mark. It was great fun, although it was extremely weird to operate. Being a prototype you really had to test a lot of different settings to get it right, but when you did, wow it sounded great. The octaves worked well, but particularly powerful was the octave down.
I'm really hoping that this prototype can turn into something user friendly.
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