Octave up fuzz, clang, ring modulation, and sitar drone sounds. Based on currently out of production this DBA Octave Clang, this circuit has roots on the classic Octavia and delivers rich and pure analog octave-up sounds.
Warning: the Death by Octaver can get extremely loud. The spectaculars blasting overtones and burrings atmospheres that create have no comparison. This thing gets LOUD!
Once the signal enters this pedal, it travels through a specially selected transformer and matched germanium diodes delivering a rich and pure analog octave-up sound.
The gain control goes from harmonically rich and smoothy to a strenuously chaotic fuzz leaving you in a semi-catatonic state.
The Death by Octaver is an easy-to-build project that delivers a newness take on the octave fuzz effect. Don’t be fooled by its size; this tiny, deadly weapon produces unheard sounds that will blow your mind.
For further analysis on this circuit take a look at this thread on Free Stomp Boxes Forum.