octave fuzz

An uncommon approach to shaping vintage fuzz sounds results in unexpected surprises.

Unique fuzz sounds with mid-’60s spirit and unconventional tweakability. Beautiful and well-built.

Many players will find basic ’60s fuzz sounds elusive.

$249

Fish Circuits Lunatique
fishcircuits.com

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Some things you can take at face value. Consider the Fish Circuits Lunatique fuzz. Fish’s choice of “Lunatique” as a name for this beguiling gated, ring-modulating, octave fuzz is not an empty promise. Many of the savage, spitty, crispy, crumbly sounds that emit from this unit sound like a little berserker wrestling bats in the belfry amid a swarm of bees.

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EHX’s expanded bass version of the Lizard Queen.

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A well-ordered and intuitive means to octave fuzz disorder, in many shapes and colors.

Great basic, focused fuzz tone. Intuitive if you’re open-minded. Lots of surprises. Nice design. High-quality construction.

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$225

Death By Audio Octave Clang
deathbyaudio.com

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Every instrument is a tool for expressing feeling. But when you have to convey a certain range of emotions spanning anguish, the rush of sonic anarchy, and the exhilaration of total liberation, octave fuzzes are tops. Generally speaking, octave fuzz isn’t an effect you use casually.

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