I recently purchased a Proctavia pedal and even after hours of fooling with various settings with several different guitars and three different amps cannot seem to find anything really satisfying or musical. I realize we are all different and satisfaction is relative on a personal level, but I seem to generate fuzzy, not-in-tune artifacts rather than anything resembling an upper harmonic. Any suggestions?
Classic Octavia type effects definitely take a bit of practice. Here's where I'd start... turn the Proctavia volume up so you drive the amp a little hard, and turn the boost all the way down. Now use your neck pickup and try picking single note lines around the 12th fret. Don't forget to listen to Purple Haze for some inspiration!
Please post how you make out.
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