Excuse me while I kiss the sky! Remember the late sixties? Jimi turning everyone on to wild fuzz stuff? Maybe not. The Octane 3 is a ridiculously musical fuzz pedal with an octave-up effect blended in. The Octane 3's circuit uses a combination of germanium diode and transistor fuzz generation and a ring modulator to turn simple chords into nutso note combinations and complex chords into incredible noise. It also makes solos soar impossibly high. The Octane 3 has a simple but powerful three-knob control set for output, input drive, and a mid-scooping tone control. The newest Octane has the exact same audio circuit as the older ones, but has a special LED switching system that preserves the true-bypass while adding an LED on/off indicator. Also, this switching system silences the pedal's circuitry while it is in the "off" mode so it doesn't squeal or hiss in the background. Warning: as with any fuzz, the nuances of the pedal's tone are lost with a distorted amp. Play fuzz boxes on a cleaner setting to hear the tone... this pedal is so distorted that you won't need any more distortion anyway. Like all Z. Vex designs, current flow is low in this circuit (<4mA), enhancing battery life. Boards are hand soldered and the electronics are tested three times before shipping.