Electro-Harmonix Octavix Fuzz/Octave Up Pedal Review by Sweetwater Sound

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Get ready for some freaky fuzz with the Electro-Harmonix Octavix! If you need something different, in the slashed-speaker or blown-up-amp territory, the Octavix will provide. The frequency doubling circuit provides ring-modulated tones and the Voltage switch choses between a saggy 9V or strident 24V for sounds that are not for the faint of heart. Another unique offering from Electro-Harmonix, the Octavix is in a class by itself. Thanks for watching!

— Don Carr

Comments

Michael Seymour says:

i didnt know weird AL – was such a good guitar player

Fabian Salomonsson says:

Can you play chords with this or is it made mainly for singular notes?

ulf gjerdingen says:

i still don’t hear the octave up here…?

TheCrystalyne says:

I guess it would be a little less aggressive with single coils….

Will Kettleborough says:

Great guitarist!

Fiszu says:

When I scroll the boost down do I get normal octaver?

Jonathan Clarke says:

to be honest, this demo makes the pedal sound way better than what EH’s demo made it sound, glad to see someone like Don play great through this!

Tom Oakes says:

How do you get a fuzz with no octave

NERDOFUNK says:

Honestly, no neck pickup + tone rolled off to play high up the neck, so we actually hear the upper Octave!!?….dude made it sound like a general fuzz, though a good one! 🙂

WRAITH says:

Another fuzz from EHX? Was the Big Muff and its many derivatives not enough?

Sudbury Man says:

too much talking.

Derek Belbin says:

I own an original Roger Mayer Octavia (modeled after Jimi’s Band Of Gypsys unit) and a Danelectro French Toast as well as amps and multi effects units with octave up capabilities.This demo doesn’t bring out the true capabilities of this pedal for octave up performance.As with other octave up devices,for some strange reason the original Octavia and all others,including the Octavix get a much more pronounced octave up feature if the notes are played above the 12th fret.The closer to the nut you go with the Octavix and most of the others,the less pronounced the effect is until you get up around the 5th fret to the 1st,the higher octave disappears almost completely.The guy doing this demo didn’t venture above 12th fret and consequently the best qualities of the effect never became apparent.EHX has a newer demo with a different-and much better-guitarist and he shows just how good it really is-you can even get a clean octave up as Jimi gets in “One Rainy Wish” and “Little Wing”,something that few other pedals can do.I’m tempted to go out and buy one as it puts all the others-with the exception of the Roger Mayer Octavia-to shame.

gemather says:

I like a overdrive stacked into this unit.

Jack Wilmott says:

This pedal sounds amazing.

Randy C says:

Play the high strings above the 12th fret to show us the octave sound there.

Chris Goodrich says:

What happens if you have it on its 24-volt setting on a 9-volt battery

Simon Volt says:

I bought the Octavix a month ago. Its a versatile and great sounding old style Fuzz and Octave Fuzz pedal. An absolute bargain! And what really makes it a winner, is that you can easily add a touch of  octave fuzz goodness to other pedals. In other words, since you get a blend (mix) knob for the octave fx and a 24 volts option, the octavix can blend in nicely with other fuzz pedals. Highly recommended…

Mr. Ping says:

Rob, you make me ever so slightly moist

Sid Fernandez says:

I have an Octavix and I love it! Getting some really cool sounds. Check out my demo, guys, let me know what you think. Thanks. Click Sid Fernandez.

evelskunny says:

I need this lol now!!!

joelg125 says:

Ok I heard no octave. Is it me?

Eric Sander says:

I have had this Octavix pedal for approx. 6 months. At first, I really did not like it when I tried using just the Octavix pedal alone with my amp’s clean tone. It was not easy to get the sound I was looking for initially. However, once you play around with your rig and experiment a little I found this pedal awesome. Pedal chain order is crucial……I place the Octavix pedal early in my chain……….right after my Wah………”before” my overdrive pedals. I play a 1996 Fender Strat Plus with a DiMarzio Fast Track II single coil/humbucking pickup in the bridge position. I use a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III Tweed with a Jensen C12N speaker. To get the Hendrix, Philip Sayce in your face fuzz tone I wanted I had to use the HRD III drive channel with the drive set you about 4 oclock, I use a Digitech Bad Monkey for a clean boost (gain at zero, level full on the Bad Monkey) and I activated the bridge pickup (Dimarzio Fast Track II). Then engage the Octavix…..this is a powerful, in your face, aggressive fuzz tone that will make you “feel” what you play……Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, etc. type tones. I love it now. I dial my Octavix with the 24v setting, octive control at zero and fuzz control approx. 2 oclock. Man this rocks. Without this exact setup I really do not like any fuzz tone this pedal creates. For my setup, I have to have the above to get what I want. It took me a while to get to it but I love it now.If I use the Octavix as an octave up I dial the fuzz control to zero and the octave control to full with the 9v setting. This really gets the trippy 60s octave up tones I want as well. In my opinion, just the Octavix pedal on an amp’s clean tone is dreadful. You must use an overdrive or the amp’s overdive channel. I hope this helps anyone that has this pedal.

6402680 says:

For the price, pretty good. You can spend a lot more and not have a lot more.

Robert Mailloux says:

Thx for the nice review!

makemoneyrelax says:

Hey lady where did you learn to play guitar so good

reffoelcnu alouncelal says:

The octave fuzz is my favorite effect of jimis ,from band of gypsies

Kristopher Collins says:

This guy could pass for Weird Al in a pinch!

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