1970s '70s Rare Mu-Tron Mutron Musitronics Octave Divider. OMG.
For years (and years) I have searched for a Mu-Tron Octave Divider, the storied and legendary 1970s pedal that repeats guitar notes in different octaves. These pedals could be found out there in the "gear-o-sphere" but, boy, were they pricey. I made do with my Boss OC-3 Super Octave but, boy, did I long for the Holy Grail of octave pedals. By now, you may know I am a shameless sucker for Mu-Trons, the brand name of the long-defunct and (in my view) unparalleled Musitronics Corporation.
A Mu-Tron Octave Divider allows you to play a guitar note while the pedal produces the same note an octave above and an octave below. It also has a rumbling bass-only effect, and you can control the mix of the original signal and the octave effect with a mix knob while controlling the strength of the signal/effect with a tone knob. Add in "ringer" and "stabilizer" switches and the tonal options are almost limitless. Listed here is a fantastic example that has just been fully serviced and is in tip-top shape.
The result is a thick, rubbery sonic effect that burrows into your brain and puts your mind into chill mode. Jerry Garcia famously used one, the reason for my multi-year obsession and search. A funny thing happened over the past few months, however. I bought two of them. Every fiber of my being tells me that I should keep both -- play one and stick the other in a vault -- but that would be hoarding, and it wouldn't be fair to all of you. Hence, this listing.
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I know this might seem like a lot of $$$ for a pedal but considering the quality, rarity and the relative pricing in the market, I still think this is an amazing deal and a great value. Check out the comparative pricing and jump on this one.