The Pollyanna Octave Synth Fuzz turns your instrument into a multiple-octave square wave fuzz. Blend three octaves (-2, -1 and +1) with your dry guitar signal to create the fattest, analog synth sound straight out of the funky 70’s.
Sensitivity Control: It is an input gain control to the three octave circuits and it works in 2 ways. For the +1 Octave it acts as a level control, and then as the sensitivity control is turned up higher, as a kind of fuzz control. For the -1 & -2 Octaves, this control will adjust the sustain of the synth circuit. The higher the sensitivity control, the longer the sustain. For very low settings of the sensitivity control, you may find that the lower octaves do not track at all. This is normal.
+1 (Octave Up): This is a vintage octave effect that works by rectifying the audio signal to roughly ‘double’ the frequency. The octave effect is strongest using the neck pickup and playing around the 12th fret.
-1 & -2 Synth Octave Down: This is square wave heaven where you can turn an otherwise articulate and dynamic instrument into something resembling a games console (think commodore 64/Atari/super Mario) from the early eighties.
Tone: The tone control balances the low and high frequency content of the octave signals only leaving the dry signal as is.
Dry: This control allows you to dial in a high quality buffered version of the original dry signal to taste.
Hand made in Sydney, Australia with 5 Year Warranty
Bypass: Heavy Duty 3PDT footswitch with True Bypass
Power: 9V Battery or 9VDC power supply; 2.1mm jack, negative centre
Current draw: 6mA
Input Impedance: 500kΩ
Output Impedance: <25kΩ
Controls: Dry, Sensitivity, Tone, -2, -1 and +1
Enclosure: Durable powder coat and screen print.
Size: 4.6″ x 3.6″ (117mm x 92mm)