Octapussy from Catalinbread

Octapussy is Catalinbread's modern take on the octave-up fuzz, based on the tradition of the Octavia.


Octapussy is not a direct clone of the Octavia, it uses an original circuit with 3 silicon transistors and 2 diodes designed by Howard Gee.

Octapussy was unveiled by Catalinbread at the recent NAMM 2012. It is designed to be responsive to your playing and your guitar controls, and aims to give you organic, breathy and delicate octave-up melodies. This pedal will allow you to your leads bloom to its upper octave as you hold a bend, you can also do a massive chaotic grinding on classic power chords. By adjusting the simple controls of the stompbox, you can get a variety of other sounds - and you can also adjust your playing dynamics, guitar volume and tone for even more unique variety.

Controls include Gain, Body and Attenuate. Gain increases or decreases the "fuzz" and is voiced so that it is useful in its full range, from slight grit to maximum fuzz. The Gain control also boosts the upper-midrange frequency. The Body knob controls the bass response and also increases output and harmonic content. Attenuate is for reducing some of the output, it is normally set to zero, and only used when you need to tone down the output.

Catalinbread made a commitment to not let the Octapussy give you overly compressed and pinched off response. It is designed to be responsive in any setting. And if they pull-off this responsiveness, it should give the Catalinbread Octapussy a plethora of unique and personalized sounds which depends on the player's unique right hand or picking technique.

Here is a video demo showcasing the Octapussy:

Octapussy is set for a March 12, 2012 release date and is priced at $179.99.

More information is available from Catalinbread.

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