Retrograde Octave Fuzz

Retrograde Octave Fuzz

Clone of the Tychobrahe Octavia which uses a mini-transformer to divide your audio signal into octaves

“Few pedals carry the same legendary status as the Tycobrahe Octavia. It’s quite possibly one of the hardest to find pedals around, mainly because there weren’t a lot of them built. When you do find one, the price can very easily surpass $800 for a good one. There are a lot of stories surrounding this pedal as to whether or not it’s the same circuit that was used by Jimi Hendrix. The story is that the circuit was designed by Roger Mayer to be used by Hendrix and was copied by one of the Tycobrahe engineers when it was brought in for servicing in the US. Do I believe it? Not really. Roger Mayer also claims that the circuit that was copied was actually meant to run off higher voltage, around 24 volts DC. This is a possibility and it may give the pedal a more tame personality. But, for what it’s worth, I like the Tycobrahe Octavia just the way it is…loud and aggressive! This circuit has a truckload of distortion right off the bat, and also has some crazy swells that add a lot of animation to the sound.” -Fuzz Central

Volume and Gain Knobs with a Toggle Switch to disengage the octave effect

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