Classic ’70s octave fuzz tones in a smart-switching, pedalboard-friendly design: Beetronics debuts the Octahive V2

Beetronics Octahive V2
(Image credit: Beetronics)

Beetronics has unveiled the Octahive V2 – shrinking one of the LA-based effects-maker‘s first-ever pedals into a new Babee Series compact footprint.

Like its predecessor, the V2 is a high-octave fuzz, channeling the sound of classic ‘70s fuzz pedals – specifically, the Tycobrahe Octavia.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.