“We didn’t want to just make a one trick pony octave up device”: Jimi Hendrix, Tony Iommi and Josh Homme all championed the octave pedal – now KMA Machines’ Mandrake Octo-Shrieker looks to take the effect to new heights

KMA Machines Mandrake Octo-Shrieker
(Image credit: KMA Machines)

Berlin-based effects specialist KMA Machines has unveiled the Mandrake Octo-Shrieker – a new octave pedal that looks to take the effect beloved by the biggest names in guitar to new heights.

Indeed, in the brand’s own words, the Mandrake looks to rectify a key issue found in the octaves that were all used by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Tony Iommi, Josh Homme, Billy Corgan, Jack White and more.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.