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JAM Pedals Octaurus ltd – Octafuzz with zipper access

JAM Pedals Octaurus
JAM Pedals Octaurus is an octafuzz with NOS silicon transistors that comes in an olive drab suede jacket with a zipper

JAM Pedals, the renowned Greek stompbox company, has recently introduced the Octaurus, a unique octave fuzz pedal, as part of its Custom Shop range. This latest offering blends classic design with modern twists, making it a must-have for guitar enthusiasts.

JAM Pedals Octaurus ltd

The Octaurus stands out with its distinctive olive drab suede jacket, a testament to Jam Pedals’ commitment to both aesthetics and functionality. This pedal isn’t just about looks; it’s about delivering quality sound with a nod to the past while embracing the present.

JAM Pedals Octaurus
JAM Pedals Octaurus

Clipping

Understanding the modern player’s need for versatility, the Octaurus features switchable clipping optionsasymmetrical or symmetrical – via one toggle switch. Additionally, players can choose between mids-scooped and full voicings on another switch, catering to a range of tonal preferences.

For a sharper, more industrial fuzz sound, the mids-scooped voice is ideal, accentuating the octave effect. The full voicing offers a more comprehensive range, perfect for creating harmonic-rich tones at extreme settings.

JAM Pedals Octaurus ltd

Controls

Control-wise, the Octaurus is equipped with the essential trio: Level, Tone, and Gain. These simple yet effective controls allow players to finely tune their sound, from subtle adjustments to radical changes.

Jam Pedals emphasizes that the Octaurus ltd is not just another emulation but a unique addition to the octave fuzz genre. The pedal draws inspiration from various iconic octa fuzzes, combining their best features into a singular, standalone unit.

JAM Pedals Octaurus ltd zipper

‘60s NOS silicon transistors

Under the hood, the Octaurus boasts classic circuitry, featuring early ‘60s NOS silicon transistors, similar to the 2N335/336s, sourced from manufacturers like Transitron or General Instruments. This attention to detail ensures an authentic and pleasing aesthetic, along with top-notch performance.

JAM Pedals Octaurus ltd zipper

Zipper

The pedal is designed for ease of use, coming with a zip-up cover and an aluminum plate for straightforward pedalboard mounting. Compatible with a 9V pedalboard power supply or battery, it offers true bypass functionality.

Priced at £399/$419, the Octaurus has already seen its initial batches sell out. More units are expected to ship by the end of February 2024, available directly from Jam Pedals and select retailers, including Andertons. For more information and to keep up with the latest updates, visit Jam Pedals’ website.

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JAM pedals | Octaurus ltd
JAM pedals | Octaurus ltd | Sound Examples

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