Electro-Harmonix Octavix Fuzz
The Electro-Harmonix Octavix Fuzz is another classic fuzz pedal created by the Electro Harmonix brand. The Octavix is designed to recreate the same sound and vibe as the original Octavia, but in a smaller more pedalboard-friendly enclosure. There are three controls on the Octavix Fuzz. Volume sets the pedal’s sound level into your amp, so you can find the right match. Boost sets the amount of silicon-based fuzz applied to the guitar signal. Octave sets the amount of octave up signal that’s mixed with the dry signal.
There is also a center-mounted voltage toggle for switching between 9 volts and 24 volts. At the 9-volt setting the pedal more closely mimics the sound of the vintage Octavia — warm and fuzzy. At the 24-volt setting the sound becomes much tighter across all frequencies and the highs become brighter, with more definition. The Octave effect also becomes more pronounced when the unit is set to 24 volts.
The pedal comes with its own 9-volt power adapter, and it can also be powered by a 9-volt battery. The Electro-Harmonix Octavix Fuzz is housed in a nano-sized case with a ’60s-inspired psychedelic paint job for a cool, vintage look.