Right now I gig with two pedalboards, two Palmer Pedalbay 60L Lightweight Variable Pedalboards, the two boards are almost identical in every way except for one having a Wah Wah pedal at the start of the board, and the DigiTech Whammy 5th Generation Guitar Effects Pedal as the last pedal in the signal path of pedalboard 'A' before it hits the amp head, everything else about these pedalboards are identical, the same pedals in the same order at the same settings, everything is the same, even the power supplies used, the only difference is pedalboard 'A's' signal path begins with a Wah Wah pedal, and ends with the DigiTech Whammy 5th Generation Guitar Effects Pedal before it enters the first amp head, pedalboard 'B's' signal path begins with a BOSS TU-3, the BOSS TU-3 is the second pedal in the signal path on pedalboard 'A' - I hope this makes sense to people and I won't have to resort to drawing out my signal path with two pedalboards and two amps, this set up allows me to sound like I'm playing up to four guitars at the same time, it really helps me to create a wall of sound and a lot of air movement.* But as you can imagine it's a huge pain to travel with, meaning I have to have a pair of pedalboards permanently set up at both my rehersal space as well as the venue I gig at.
Now what I want to do is build up a small travel size pedalboard with what I consider to be the essential features from my two gigging pedalboards combined onto one small travel friendly size pedalboard, so yesterday I went out and bought a Pedaltrain Metro 20 Pedalboard, this pedal board is big enough for six, maybe seven at a push BOSS size pedals - I don't think I could use pedals any smaller than BOSS pedals due to the size of my feet.*
So right now I'm thinking of the following pedals for my small travel size pedalboard, in the order that they are listed here a BOSS TU-3 for a tuner, BOSS CS-3 Compression/Sustainer Pedal, BOSS DS-1 Distortion Pedal or BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver Guitar Effects Pedal, BOSS CE-5 Chorus Ensemble Guitar Effects, BOSS OC-3 Super Octave Guitar Effects Pedal, BOSS GE-7 Equalizer Guitar Effects Pedal, and finally a BOSS NS-2 Noise Suppressor Guitar Pedal.* As you can see it's basically a BOSS pedal travel pedalboard.*
Now what stopped me from buying these pedals and setting this travel board up today was the BOSS OC-3 Super Octave Guitar Effects pedal, the shop I would use to buy all the pedals doesn't carry this pedal in stock so it will have to be ordered in for me, and I have no experience with it, and to be honest the manual is rubbish worse than rubbish in fact, it doesn't even tell you the pedals range will it be able to raise what I'm playing by two octaves just like my DigiTech Whammy 5th Generation Guitar Effects Pedal currently does, I know it won't have the sweep of the DigiTech nor the expression style control - that's one of the main reasons I'm looking at it is because it is not controlled like an expression pedal, but will it raise or lower the notes by at least two octaves when the pedal in engaged - even the youtube reviews for this pedals are rubbish and tell you nothing about the pedal.* The other option is to go with a pitch shifter like the Boss PS-6 Harmony Effects Pedal, again I can't find any information as to how much pitch manipulation is available on the pedal, half an octave, one, two...
What I really want to be able to do is to raise the pitch of the note I'm playing without having to control it like I do on my DigiTech, like an expression pedal, I want to turn the pedal on and my pitch is raised, I don't want to sweep up to the pitch I want to get to.
So does anybody have any experience octive pedals or pitch shifting pedals or both?* Does anybody have any experience of either the BOSS OC-3 Super Octave Guitar Effects Pedal or the Boss PS-6 Harmony Effects Pedal.* Or does somebody have an alternative pedal suggestion that will do what I'm looking to achieve - raise the pitch of the note I'm playing without having to control the pedal like the Digitech pedal, but by basically turning the pedal on and I raise the pitch of my not,
Would you suggest that I look at a different brand to BOSS and if so why?
I know it's a long question and a lot of ranting for not many pedals or questions, but it's not so easy to explain what I want to be able to do.* So any and all help and feedback is appreciated.
Jeez, that's an awful lot of text for what seems to be asking for toggle-able pitch shifter.
Boots Paul has some sort of amazing pitch shifting device. I think it's the Morpheus DropTune. DropTune Pedal
Edit: i just saw that at the end of War and Peace you mentioned you want to go up in pitch, not down. Looks like you'd need this one. Capo Pedal