Bass Octave Pedal Comparison

Here is my subjective bass octave pedal comparison. Those are the pedals I have personally used before. They are ordered by my personal preference.

PedalProsCons
Boss OC-2🟢 Analog
🟢 Forgiving tracking
🟢 Unmatched sound
🟢 Articulate
🟢 Industry benchmark
🟡 Discontinued
Boss OC-3🟢 Sounds close to OC-2
🟢 Polyphonic tracking
🟢 Multiple in/outs
🟡 Digital
Aguilar Octamizer🟢 Analog
🟢 Good tracking
🟢 Octave / clean EQ
🔴 Too boomy
MXR M280
(Vintage Bass Octave)
🟢 Analog
🟢 OC-2 clone
🟢 Mid boost
🔴 Glitchy tracking
🔴 Noisy
MXR M288
(Bass Octave Deluxe)
🟢 Analog
🟢 Multiple modes
🟢 Mid boost
🔴 Glitchy tracking
🔴 Noisy
🟡 Can sound muddy
EHX Pitch Fork🟢 Polyphonic tracking
🟢 Flexible pitch shift
🔴 Sounds artificial
🔴 Meager oct.down
🟡 Digital
EHX PoG🟢 Polyphonic tracking
🟢 Can octave-up too
🔴 Sounds artificial
🔴 Meager oct.down
🟡 Digital
MXR M287
(Sub Octave Bass Fuzz)
🟢 3 band EQ
🟢 Blend options
🔴 Meager dirt
🟡 Big
🟡 No fuzz-off switch
Fishman Fission🟢 Can add 4/5 too
🟢 Built-in drive
🟢 Built-in noise gate
🔴 Too big
🔴 No octave down
🔴 Only useful for rock
TC Electronic Sub n Up🟢 Polyphonic tracking
🟢 Can octave-up too
🟢 Multiple modes
🔴 Sounds too artificial
🔴 Meager oct.down
🔴 Latency
🟡 Digital
🟢 Great feature🟡 Bad feature 🔴 Deal breaker

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