Octave fuzz is one of my favourite effects, and if you’d seen my house you’d know that Pilgrim and I are all about psychedelic 60s and 70s design. So I feel like the Catalinbread Octapussy is practically designed for me. And check it out: that picture above was supplied by Catalinbread but that’s the same model Strat that I have. It’s a sign!
Catalinbread Octapussy hits the streets.
Dateline: March 5th, 2012 Portland, OR
If you followed the news from NAMM you may have seen this pedal unveiled. Well, Catalinbread is ready to let the cat out of the bag. The Octapussy is 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 designed by Howard Gee, utilizing 3 silicon transistors and two diodes that takes the tradition to the next level! Get yourself the ultimate octave fuzz, and launch your sound into the stratosphere.
The Octapussy was designed to be extremely responsive to your guitar and playing. Whether you’re looking for sweet, breathy, delicate octave-up melodies; epic soaring leads that bloom as you hold a bend; or massively huge grinding, industrial-strength power chords. The Octapussy has it! There’s also a slew of other sounds to be had not only in the pedal itself, but also with your playing style and guitar controls.
Simple controls make it easy to find a plethora of octave and fuzz sounds! The Octapussy has three controls. 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 bass response and like the Gain knob, it also increases output and harmonic content. Attenuate: This control should normally be set full counter-clockwise. 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.
What you won’t get with the Octapussy: An overly compressed and pinched-off response. Octapussy remains open and responsive at any setting! You’ll never feel like you’re ‘fighting’ the pedal. It invites you to enter its mystical world and explore the huge range of textures available.
Check out the Catalinbread YouTube Channel for videos that demonstrate
some of the range of sounds obtainable with the Octapussy.
The more you play the Octapussy, the more sounds you’ll find in it!
AVAILABLE: Monday, March 12th, 2012