Boss OC-5 Octave Pedal

Boss OC-5 Octave Pedal

The Boss OC-5 Octave Pedal gives you vintage and polyphonic modes while boasting an extended range and incredibly fast tracking.
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The Boss OC-5 Octave Pedal gives you vintage and polyphonic modes while boasting an extended range and incredibly fast tracking.

The New Standard for Octave Pedals

By bringing together classic Boss octave tones with cutting edge tracking technologies, the Boss OC-5 has raised the bar and set a new standard for octave pedals.

Boss OC-5 Octave Pedal Key Features:

  • Industry-Standed Octave Pedal, Updated with Enhanced Features
  • Newly Developed Tracking Technology for More Accurate Response, Natural Feel and No Latency
  • Vintage Mode Faithfully Reproduces the Mono Sound of Original OC-2
  • Poly Mode for Chord Playing; Range Knob Sets the Note Range Where the Effect Is Applied
  • Lowest Range Setting in Poly Mode Apples The Octave Effect to Only the Lowest Note In A Chord
  • New Octave-Up Effect, Available On Its Own or Blended with Octave-Down Effects
  • Mode Switch Optimises the Tracking Engine for Guitar or Bass
  • Direct Out for Wet/Dry Setups
  • BOSS Five-Year Warranty

Extended Performance and Lighting Fast Tracking

Using the latest real-time processing technologies developed by Boss, the OC-5 offers incredible sound and playability. Asd a result, you (and your audience) will enjoy the most expressive octave experience possible.

Thanks to the Boss OC-5's new tracking engine, this octave pedal provides clean, incredibly accurate performance with zero latency.

Furthermore, compared to previous models, the new Boss OC-5 Octave Pedal boasts a wider range and even greater polyphonic capabilities.

Brings Back Classic Tones

Boss introduced the world's first modern octave pedal for guitar and bass, the Boss OC-2, back in 1982.

So well-loved was this pedal, even today players are looking for that distinctive sound.

Giving players what they want, the Boss OC-5 features a Vintage mode which faithfully recreates the iconic mono sound out the Boss OC-2 but with the improved response provided by the OC-5's new tracking engine.

You have dedicated level controls for -1 and -2 octave effects and the direct sound so you have quick and easy access to a great range of sub-octave flavours to perform with.

Enhanced Poly Mode

Taking the BOSS OC-5 even further is an evolved version of the smart Poly mode Boss introduced with the OC-3 Super Octave, allowing you to play full chords with octave effects.

Using the variable Range knob, you can restrict the effect to the lower notes on your instrument which is great for playing octave bass lines while you play your normal chords and melodies in the higher registers.

Furthermore, thanks to BOSS OC-5's newly refined tracking, you can isolate the octave effect to just the bottom note in your chords by turning the Range knob to the "Lowest" setting.

Extended Range and Octave Up

The Boss OC-5 also gives a wider octave range than ever before. Thanks to the new octave-up effect, which can be used in both Vintage and Poly modes, you can twist the +1 Oct knob up to get an octave above what you're playing.

This is great for simulating 12-string sounds, getting unique solo tones or even blending with the octave-down effects for huge lead sounds and extended chord voicings.

Guitar/Bass Switch and Direct Out

Instantly optimise the tracking perofrmance of the Boss OC-5 for either guitar or bass using a dedicated switch.

A Direct Out jack is also on board for you to easily route your dry and effect sounds to different destinations.

You can use this to send the different signals to two stage amps or discrete channels on a mixer or audio interface or anything else you need.

Buy the Boss OC-5 Octave Pedal from PMT Online now to get the best of modern octave performance complete with classic octave tones on demand.

Boss OC-5 Octave Pedal Specs:

-Nominal Input Level

  • -20 dBu

-Input Impedance

  • 1 M ohm

-Nominal Output Level

  • -20 dBu

-Output Impedance

  • 1 k ohm 

-Recommended Load Impedance

  • 10 k ohms or greater

- Bypass

  • Buffered bypass


  • Pedal switch
  • GUITAR/BASS switch
  • VINTAGE/POLY switch
  • +1OCT knob
  • -1OCT knob
  • -2OCT/RANGE knob


  • CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)


  • INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
  • OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
  • DIRECT OUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
  • DC IN jack

 -Power Supply

  • Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)
  • AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)

 -Current Draw

  • 55 mA

-Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)

  • Alkaline: Approx. 7 hours


  • 73 (W) x 129 (D) x 59 (H) mm
  • 2-7/8 (W) x 5-1/8 (D) x 2-3/8 (H) inches

 -Weight (including battery)

  • 440 g
  • 1 lb


  • Owner's Manual
  • Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
  • Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61 or 6LF22)

-Options (sold separately)

  • AC adaptor: PSA series

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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Manufacturer Boss
SKU 313684
Shipping Weight (kg) 0.000000


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