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Octave Clang

Octave Clang

Regular price $225.00 USD
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Length: 4.8”
Width: 3.7”
Height: 2.1” (including hardware).


Power: 9VDC Center Negative OR 9V Battery
Power: 10mA


The highly coveted Octave Clang has made a triumphant return to Death By Audio's Queens workshop. Long presumed extinct, the OC was never really gone, merely in a state of hibernation—evolving, refining, and enhancing its already extraordinary sound.

In the decade since it disappeared, we revisited the original Clang circuit, sculpting it into something better—a more ferocious, menacing, and thunderous force that is as usable as possible for today's musicians.

Embraced by professionals and punks alike, the vintage Octave Clang was created to unleash distinctly unconventional tones that captivated the senses. In this, it succeeded, but many users found it difficult to tame. Today, we’ve refined and extended the range of the original controls, added a foot-switchable octave, and did some under-the-hood supercharging.

The resulting circuit is an insane yet versatile beast, empowering you to easily sculpt discordant ringing drones, visceral octave scrapes, and ground-shaking distortion. The revitalized Octave Clang is primed and ready to destroy!


Bypass (Left Footswitch): Turns the Octave Clang on and off (red LED).

Octave (Right Footswitch): Toggles the Octave Up mode (yellow LED). The yellow LED stays on/off when the pedal is bypassed to indicate if the Octave Up is engaged.

A right triangle symbol representing the Volume knob of the pedal.

Volume: Controls the output level. Goes from totally silent to extremely loud. When set above your normal volume, it propels your chain into overdrive.

Gain: Sets the gain of the Octave Clang. This can (and will) drive the rest of the circuit into overdrive and fuzz. Can provide up to +39dB of gain.

Tone: A powerful pre-gain tilt EQ, this control adjusts the amount of highs and lows going into the rest of the circuit. This can make the octave and fuzz react very differently. Overloading the lows yields a larger, more blown-out sound while overloading the highs gives a more cutting and clear sound.

Bias (Internal): Allows misbiasing the distortion circuitry. Leave this control in the middle (5-6) for standard functionality, or turn it left or right to skew the character of the distortion to a rougher sound.
Access this control by removing the back plate of the Octave Clang.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Alejandro Castro
Octave Clang V2

This is my first purchase from Sound Shoppe and I am very happy with the experience and speed of the delivery. I plan on continuing to purchase from Sound Shoppe they are carrying pedals I wasn't even aware of.
On to the pedal:

I knew what I was getting into with the Clang V2 but I'm pleasantly surprised by how useful it is on basses as well as guitars. I've got a passive Fender 5-string, a Schecter 5-string with EMGs, and another 5-string with Nordstrom single blades that can run active and passive.

It's interesting to see how the pedal interacts with other kinds of gain and EQ pedals. My current signal chain is the DBA germanium filter into the V2, into the DG Micro Tubes Infinity. I wouldn't necessarily run them all simultaneously at full tilt but gain staging this way makes me not need a dedicated compressor and adds texture and warmth across the very different basses I own.

On guitar, I've got a tele and a semi-hollow with humbuckers. It definitely reacts differently with humbuckers than with single coils. It can be a lot but with practice it can be tamed. Playing chords with the V2 is gnarly but if you use your volume knob you can get some very warm and delicate textures. I can't recommend it enough.