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The OT10 Octave is one of the most unusual Ibanez pedals ever made for a couple of different reasons. For one, it simply doesn’t seem to have been produced in significant numbers, and as such very seldomly comes up for sale on the used market. Secondly, it is still the only octave pedal Ibanez has ever made. Like many big manufacturers, Ibanez frequently recycles circuits and design concepts through various product lines, but the OT10 has yet to be reincarnated by either Ibanez or Maxon. This is a shame, because it’s a really excellent effect, offering O T 10 OCTAVE a big, fat octave-down sound, a dry blend control, and a control for “Edge,” a somewhat mysterious function which seems to add a little grit and high EQ boost to the dry guitar signal. This gives it a nice cut to help poke through a dense mix. The OT10 tracks quite well, especially on higher strings with a fuzz or OD pedal pushing it, getting a little glitchy on low notes like all analog octaver pedals are wont to do. I have no idea what the going rate on an OT10 is, due to its rarity, but at present I have been able to find exactly one for sale online, with a “Buy It Now” price of 349 dollars. That seems pretty steep, but either way, this is a very sought-after pedal, particularly among Ibanez collectors. ToneReport.com 17