Pedal Pawn unveils the Octone, an octave fuzz inspired by the “spooky magic” of a vintage Octavia

Pedal Pawn Octone
(Image credit: Pedal Pawn)

Pedal Pawn has launched a new octave fuzz pedal that can maintain a “clean and clear” octave effect no matter where you find yourself on your guitar’s fretboard, and yet is capable of summoning the sort of pants-ripping fuzz mojo that you might associate with the works of Jimi Hendrix.

The Octone, says Pedal Pawn, was inspired by a vintage Octavia unit that it describes as “the gold standard” for octave fuzz effects. Having scoured for components, including NOS germanium diodes, Pedal Pawn replicated the circuit – complete with transformer – and set about boosting it so that the octaves would be as clean as a whistle.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.