The Octapussy is, essentially, an octave-up fuzz in the tradition of the Octavia. But it's not a clone of that circuit! Nope, it's an original circuit utilizing three silicon transistors and two diodes that takes the tradition to the next level! The preamp section is custom voiced to give you an extremely dynamic playing response. You'll get those famous high-octave lead tones up high on the guitar neck but you'll also get an amazing array of fuzz tones anywhere else on the neck - just by how you play it and how your guitar's volume, tone and pickup selector is set.
To get the best feel for what this knob does, set it at minimum and then slowly bring it up as you thump the low E string on your guitar. You’ll hear (and feel!) the low end thump increase as you turn up the Body.
Catalinbread Octapussy Modern Octave Fuzz Pedal Features
- Three carefully voiced controls that are as responsive and musical as you want them to be throughout the entire range of the knobs
- Attn (Attenuate) - This control should normally be set full counterclockwise. For best tone and response, only attenuate when you’ve got the Gain and Body knobs really cranking and need to reduce the output some
- Gain - This control increases the gain for more fuzz, harmonics, and upper-midrange frequency boost. It is voiced to be usable throughout its range from minimum all the way to maximum
- Body - This control increases the bass response or thump frequencies. Like the Gain knob, it also increases output and harmonic content. Technically, it is a negative-feedback loop with variable frequency response. But let’s not dwell on the technicalities.... this is another MOAR knob!