Awesome Octave Fuzz For Guitar

Published 25 Sep 2020

We discuss and demo the main flavours of octave fuzz guitar tones… and some other octaves too.

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It had to happen eventually. Dan and I are both big fans of the octave fuzz sound, but it is a greatly varied thing and can be quite the challenge to add confidently to your rig.
With the help of a superb crop of modern pedals we howl and screech our way through the tones that might inspire you to give it a go. It’s aural honey for some of us, and worse than fingernails down the blackboard for many others.
It’s not only about Jimi… but boy is he a big part of this sound.

Enjoy the episode!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One

• Z Vex Jonny Octave

• Beetronics OctaHive

• Mythos Argo
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• Danelectro 3699

• JHS Supreme
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• Electro-Harmonix Pog 2
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• Pedal Pawn Fuzz

• Redbeard Effects Honey Badger
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• Catalinbread Topanga
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• TheGigRig G2

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- What are we doing today?: 01:13
- Where can you hear octave fuzz?: 02:10
- Three different flavours?: 03:25
- Beetronics Octahive: 05:20
- Pedal Pawn Fuzz & Octahive: 11:48
- Z Vex Jonny Octave: 13:35
- Mythos Argo: 16:15
- Humbuckers?: 21:10
- Danelectro 3699 Fuzz: 22:18
- JHS Supreme: 27:25
- Octave down? Redbeard Honey Badger: 30:45
- What about the EHX POG? 36:00
- Your favourite?: 41:35
- All on?!: 44:59

Guitars in this episode:
• 1965 Fender Telecaster - no video yet
• PRS McCarty Soapbar - Mick’s video at
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at
• Gibson Custom True Historic ’57 Les Paul Goldtop, Murphy Aged

Amps in this episode
• Marshall 1987x with 1960AX cab / Celestion G12M Greenback speakers
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• 1961 Vox AC30 with Celestion Alnico Blue speakers - link to latest version
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