MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe

Get this really cool pedal to help spruce up that dry rhythm section!


Review: MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe

Published 10:49 am

I have played both guitar and bass for a number of years now. I really like the idea of having effects on my bass guitar. Sadly though, I have made very little progress with this endeavor. I have a ton of pedals that I use for guitar that I guess I could plug into my bass. As far as getting a separate board just for bass effects though, I have made little progress. I know that I want to get pedals that are different.

There are not a ton of players who use effects on bass so I do not think it would be that difficult to arrange a rather unique sounding setup. I am sure that I want to include effects like bass distortion, reverb, delay, perhaps a Digitech Whammy pedal, and some others. When I went into work the other day (I work in a music store) I was confronted by a coworker holding up a small shiny blue pedal. His frazzled composure meant I had to go check out whatever new toy it was that he found.

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He found the MXR M288 Bass Octave Pedal. As soon as he started explaining what this pedal could be used for, I knew I had to try it for myself. When we checked it out, we were both looking at each other with grins on our faces and huge, widened eyes. This is one of the coolest pedals you could ever hope to get for your bass rig.

The pedal has three controls for Dry, Growl, and Girth. Dry will let you create a mix for both your dry signal and your octave signals. This way you can find the perfect combination of normal with octave overtone or octave bliss with little trace of normalcy. Growl controls mid range octaves and Girth will control those extra low hits that sit beneath everything. There is a Mid Boost switch that seriously allows you to gain 14 decibels when engaged!

This pedal is true bypass and fully analog. Comes in a compact MXR, signature encasing and is sure to hold its own on any tour or gigging run. This pedal fits easily on any board. Check one out immediately!

Bestselling MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Products in 2020


MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Constant headroom technology (Cht) for exceptional headroom and tracking
  • True bypass
  • Organic analog tone
  • Two independent octave voices
  • Mid+ switch adds a Midrange boost at user selected frequency

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Pedal with 9V Power Supply and a Pair of Patch Cables

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Pedal with 9V Power Supply and a Pair of Patch Cables
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • The Bass Octave Deluxe offers two independent analog sub-octave voices with a Dry control and a Mid+ switch to optimize the sound of your parallel clean signal.
  • The Bass Octave Deluxe is a dual-voice octave pedal that offers analog tone, true bypass, and a variety of tonal options
  • MXR's 18 volt Constant Headroom Technology provides high headroom and superior tracking
  • Use the Dry knob to mix in your direct signal, and hit the Mid+ switch to add up to +14dB of internally adjustable mid frequencies (400Hz or 850Hz)
  • Finally, mix in two separately controlled octave voices-Growl (for throaty tone) and Girth (for deep tone). guitar pedal bass guitar pedal pedal for guitars guitar pedals dunlop pedals dunlop guitar pedal

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Effects Pedal Bundle with 4 MXR Right Angle Patch Cables

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Effects Pedal Bundle with 4 MXR Right Angle Patch Cables
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Constant headroom Technology (CHT) for exceptional headroom and tracking
  • True bypass
  • Organic analog tone
  • Two independent octave voices
  • Mid+ switch adds a midrange boost at user selected frequency

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Pedal Bundle with Blucoil Slim 9V 670ma Power Supply AC Adapter, 2-Pack of 10-FT Mono Instrument Cable, 2-Pack of Pedal Patch Cables, and 4-Pack of Celluloid Guitar Picks

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Pedal Bundle with Blucoil Slim 9V 670ma Power Supply AC Adapter, 2-Pack of 10-FT Mono Instrument Cable, 2-Pack of Pedal Patch Cables, and 4-Pack of Celluloid Guitar Picks
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • DELIVERS ORGANIC GROWL-LIKE VOICE - The MXR M288 features a growl octave voicing, providing a throaty mid-range and octave-below tone.
  • OFFERS SMOOTH OCTAVE TONES - This pedal also features a Girth knob that controls the level of another note. It produces a deep, smooth octave below tone.
  • ADDS MIDRANGE PUNCH - The mid+ switch can add up to 15dB of internally adjustable (400Hz or 800Hz) load mid-punch or mid-range pop.
  • FOR STUDIO PERFORMANCES - The M288 has an impressive tracking beyond the low E. It is equipped with Constant Headroom Technology for studio performance headroom.
  • INCLUDES - MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Pedal. Blucoil Power Supply with Slim AC/DC Adapter for 9 Volt DC 670mA with US Plug (Center Negative Polarity). 2-Pack of Blucoil 10-Foot Mono Instrument Cables. 2-Pack of Blucoil Right-Angled Patch Cables for Effects Pedals. 4-Pack of Blucoil Thin Celluloid Guitar Picks (Assorted Colors).

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Pedal w/ 4 Cables

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Pedal w/ 4 Cables
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Constant headroom Technology (CHT) for exceptional headroom and tracking
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum housing
  • Mid+ switch adds a midrange boost at user selected frequency
  • Organic analog tone
  • Small footprint

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Power Bundle w/ 1 free Items: Item: Pig Hog 9v Power Adapter

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Power Bundle w/ 1 free Items: Item: Pig Hog 9v Power Adapter
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Jim Dunlop M288 Bass Octave Pedal Deluxe + Power adapter and cables!

Jim Dunlop M288 Bass Octave Pedal Deluxe + Power adapter and cables!
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Cable Bundle w/ 4 free Items: 2x 18.6' Strukture Cables, 2x Hosa Patch Cables

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Cable Bundle w/ 4 free Items: 2x 18.6' Strukture Cables, 2x Hosa Patch Cables
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Effects Pedal with Polish Cloth, Pick Card, Tuner, and Capo

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Effects Pedal with Polish Cloth, Pick Card, Tuner, and Capo
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Bundle Includes:
  • (1) MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe Effects Pedal
  • (1) Guitar Capo
  • (1) Clip-On Tuner
  • (1) Pitbull Audio Micro Fiber Cloth and Pick Card

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe String Bundle w/ 2 free Items: Ernie Ball Guitar Strings, 1 Dozen Dunlop Tortex Picks

MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe String Bundle w/ 2 free Items: Ernie Ball Guitar Strings, 1 Dozen Dunlop Tortex Picks
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

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