Popularized by such 6 string pioneers as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Keith Richards the octave fuzz effect has attained somewhat legendary status in the rock music lexicon. Greer Amplification has been producing high quality analog guitar pedals for some time, and their newest offering is a fresh take on the classic octave fuzz design. Called the Super Hornet, the effect is based off a vintage Foxx Tone Machine offers a novel momentary switch called STINGER, which allows to trigger the octave parameter on and off without the button locking in one or the other position. This can lead to some really cool ideas.
While the Super Hornet is a great sounding standalone fuzz, the octave feature expands its usefulness. Greer Amplification is well-known for making great overdrives, and this pedal expands on that reputation. While octave fuzz may be one of the oldest ideas in the electric guitar pedal world, the company has found a way to inject a little innovation into a timeless design. – Brandon Stoner