Dusky Electronics announces the Augustus, a new take on the old-school octave fuzz

Based on the 60s-style octave fuzz made famous by Jimi Hendrix.

The Augustus

Image: Dusky Electronics

Dusky Electronics has announced the Augustus, a new octave fuzz pedal in the spirit of the late-60s Octavia pedal.

The small octopus-adorned unit achieves its octave fuzz sound by folding your signal into itself, doubling its frequency and according to Dusky Electronics, “severely mangling the waveform in the process.”

The controls’ unique names are Meat (bass response), Light (treble character), More (volume) and finally a much larger Heat knob – which controls the gain.

The pedal features MOSFET input and output amps, as well as a high-impedance input buffer to allow for consistent operation wherever the pedal is in a chain. Dusky electronics also notes that the pedal’s wide frequency range means it’s happy working with bass and synth signals as well as guitar.

The unit lists for $200. Find out more at duskyamp.com.

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