KORG KOT-401 Octave V - guitar pedal(modified for imediat use. No original pedal board unit needed)


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For sale, only in EUROPEAN UNION !

KORG KOT-401 OCTAVE V - Octave pedal with distorsion section

A legendary pedal, made by KORG in Japan(!!!) for a brief period of about 2 years, between 1983-1984(as much as I know), as part of a special design pedalboard system known as: Korg PME40X Modular Effects Unit

A pedal with almost 0 latency ! At least to my ears... I used it for amplified harmonica playing and was an amazing experience.

I'm selling it because I need to thin the number of pedals I'm using and to go back to a more classic amplified harmonica sound.

This pedal will be a great additon to any serious and professional guitar or harmonica player !

This pedal - KOT-401 Octave V, same as other pedals from its series, was design to be used ONLY IN CONJUNCTION with that Korg PME40X Modular Effects Unit !

Because of its unique design(a multipin terminal connector for in/out signal and power supplier) and power requirements(15 volts DC), this pedal was and is still almost impossible to be used as a stand alone unit, separated from it's mother pedalboard...

well... until you'll find an electronist, with some serious skills, able to adapt this pedal and to built a separate unit(the GREEN box in the picture !) that will include a perfectly filtered and calibrated power converter supply unit(from 230 volts AC to the necessary 15 volts DC required by the pedal), an unit that also incorporates the IN & OUT unballanced 1/4" female jack connectors(for your regular guitar cable) and a TRUE BYPASS switch, connected to a LED on/off indicator.

Both the pedal and the separate control and power unit are secured to a solid piece of laminated plywood.

Very Important Details !!!

The unit is designed to be powered at 230-240 volts AC(European standard) !

If you want to buy it and you're living in a E.U. country that is using different AC voltage(100-110-120 volts), you'll need a voltage converter !!!

About the pedal features.

As you can see in the picture, the pedal has 2 sections, each one with 6 separate controls with slide potentiometers.

1) the OCTAVE section(lower row) has, from left to right, controls for:
2 octaves DOWN, 1,5 octaves DOWN, 1 octave DOWN, NORMAL(= dry) level, 1 octave UP, LEVEL(controls the final level of the processed signal before it hits the amp or another pedal in your pedal board...).

2) the DISTORSION section(upper row) has, from left to right, controls for:
sliders from 1 to 5 are controlling the amount of distorsion applied for its section below. The last control on the right is controlling the attack/amount level of the built in NOISE GATE section.

All the sliders are working perfect !
No noises, no scratches, no interruptions !

This unit is ready for action.

All the extra possible details about this pedal you can find them on Google and you can make yourself an idea about the sound from the Youtube link.

Item in this sale will be ultra professionally packed, with multiple layers of bubble wrap sheet and placed inside a solid cardboard box, sealed with high quality adhesive tape. this way I know I can guarantee you the integrity of the item !

200 Euro + shipping

Shipping only in the European Union. For correct and final shipping rates to your specific country, please message me.


Thanks for your interest.
Best regards, Marcian Petrescu(blues harp player from Romania)

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Listeda year ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more

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