Mu-Tron Octave Stabilize Function:
The Mu-Tron Octave stabilize switch on enables a feedback circuit that stabilizes the octave down signal. Then the circuit automatically switches to feedback mode after the attack of the note being played.
How do you know if the stabilize function is working correctly ?
There are two tests I use to confirm the stabilize function is working correctly:
Note: Tests are done with the guitar switched to the bridge pickup with the guitar volume at max and the tone at minimum or flat EQ.
Test 1 ( Cut out function ) : With the stabilize switch on play two notes at the same time.
Open low E and open A.
The rumbling octave down sound should cut out after about one half second.
With the stabilize switch off play the same two notes again at the same time.
The octave down sound will be rumbling and chaotic sounding unable to track the frequency of either note.
Test 2 ( Stabilize function) : With the stabilize switch on play an open low E or open A
( Not at the same time ). Let the single note decay for several seconds.
The octave down note should stay on consistently through the decay of the sound.
With the stabilize switch off again play an open low E or open A letting the single note decay for several seconds. You should notice that the octave down note will sometimes jump up an octave then back down.
I hope this is helpful.