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Lectric-fx Downtown-EHX deluxe octave multiplexer
« on: May 21, 2022, 09:38:57 AM »
I've had this one done for a while but not boxed up due to various reasons and experimenting with values for the passive blend of the fuzz pot. This is based on the big box late 70s/early 80s version and not the newer 3 knob version. This is a monophonic pedal so chords and lower notes do not track perfectly. This can also be used in a really cool way in the right context. Also like most octave devices, the tracking and sound is best on the neck pickup but the bridge will also sound really cool on this.
The fuzz is pretty much a muff fuzz I believe, passively blended with the octave section for some really cool synth type tones. This is how I use the pedal most of the time. I adjusted values of the fuzz mixer to get the octave and fuzz at equal values when the fuzz is maxed. I didn't like how the fuzz was always lower and gave a perceived volume drop. The tone is a basic bmp tone stack, and the bass switch cuts highs for really deep bass. The sub harmonic knob pans between 1 octave down ccw, 2 oct down cw and a 50/50 blend in the middle making it easy to get what your after octave wise.
In the video I looped what I thought of while playing the pedal to show the range of each control clean and with the fuzz. I apologize for the dog bumping the camera during the end as Marshall wanted my attention. Another fantastic edition to my vintage EHX collection from Scruffie and Keefe at Lectric-fx.


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Re: Lectric-fx Downtown-EHX deluxe octave multiplexer
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2022, 10:39:31 AM »
Christ man do you ever get bored with setting the bar this high! Stunning addition to the collection, even a dumbass like me can recognise the artwork  ;D

Loving the demo videos you're rocking with these reports too.
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Re: Lectric-fx Downtown-EHX deluxe octave multiplexer
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2022, 10:57:46 AM »
Hell Yes!  Another one that you've knocked out of the park!
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Re: Lectric-fx Downtown-EHX deluxe octave multiplexer
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2022, 05:11:00 PM »
Killer build, Chris!  I've got to give your light box a try some day.  Those pictures look really nice.  8)

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Re: Lectric-fx Downtown-EHX deluxe octave multiplexer
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2022, 08:56:53 AM »
Thanks guys, it's a fun one. And John, the box cost me nothing but a half hour of time so you should definitely make one!

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Re: Lectric-fx Downtown-EHX deluxe octave multiplexer
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2022, 07:35:42 PM »
Killing it as usual buddy….!


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Re: Lectric-fx Downtown-EHX deluxe octave multiplexer
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2022, 02:29:39 PM »
Dude this rips. Great build as usual   8)