Used Catalinbread Octapussy Octave Fuzz
The Catalinbread Octapussy is essentially an octave-up fuzz in the tradition of the Octavia, built in the Montavilla neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. But it’s not a clone of that circuit. It’s an original circuit utilizing 3 silicon transistors and two diodes that takes the tradition of octave-up fuzz to the next level. The preamp section is custom voiced to give you an extremely dynamic playing response. You’ll get those famous high-octave lead tones up high on the guitar neck but you’ll also get an amazing array of fuzz tones anywhere else on the neck, changing just by how you play it and how your guitar’s volume, tone, and pickup selector is set.
Powered by a standard 9 volt power supply, or a 9 volt battery. This pedal is in good condition. The silkscreen on the face of the pedal has some wear, and there is no velcro on the back of the pedal.
Atten (Attenuate) - This control should normally be set full counterclockwise. For best tone and response, only attenuate when you’ve got the Gain and Body knobs really cranking and need to reduce the output some.
Gain - This control increases the gain for more fuzz, harmonics, and upper midrange frequency boost. It is voiced to be usable throughout its range from minimum all the way to maximum.
Body - This control increases the bass response or “thump” frequencies. Like the Gain knob, it also increases output and harmonic content. Technically, it is a negative-feedback loop with variable frequency response. But let’s not dwell on technicals.... this is another MOAR knob! To get the best feel for what this knob does, set it at minimum and then slowly bring it up as you thump the low E string on your guitar. You’ll hear (and feel!) the low end thump increase as you turn up the Body.
Inside Switch - Turns off the LED. The pedal creators at Catalinbread believe that having an LED in certain circuits will 'degrade' the signal of some pedals. Instead of making the decision for you, they decided to allow you the option of bypassing the LED if you desire.