“Fewer things give guitarists that fabled ‘riff face’ more than a fuzz mixed with an analog octave down”: Catalinbread’s Perseus Dio crams its two favorite octave-down styles into one face-contorting pedal

Catalinbread Perseus Dio packaging and pedal
(Image credit: Catalinbread)

Catalinbread is offering a two-for-one with its brand-new Perseus Dio octave pedal, putting their favorite two styles into one stompbox. 

The pedal makers say its preferred octave-down boxes deliver either “beefy video-gamey square waves [or] clean octaves that compliment one’s tone.” But it has bemoaned the lack of a pedal that does both – which is where the Perseus Dio comes in.  

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.