Octonaut Hyperdrive Review: More Than Overdrive

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Small guitar equipment manufacturer Interstellar Audio Machines (IAM) has released a new “Octonaut Hyperdrive” overdrive pedal. The “Octonaut Hyperdrive” guitar pedal is currently the flagship product of Interstellar Audio Machines. At the heart of the “Octonaut Hyperdrive” electronic circuit is located another famous overdrive pedal – the “Klon Centaur”. The “Klon Centaur” has become a popular driver pedal due to its unique ability: it does not warp the sound of the guitar during overdrive. Warping is minimal in dynamics. It is this feature that the engineers of Interstellar Audio Machines have implemented in the new “Octonaut Hyperdrive” pedal using rare germanium diodes. As a result, the guitar sound processed with the “Octonaut Hyperdrive” guitar pedal is dense, powerful and natural.

The “Octonaut Hyperdrive” guitar pedal has a “True / Buffered Bypass” option. The “Bypass” operating mode is switched by means of a special trigger. The standard three controllers are located on the front of the pedal. “VOL” controller adjusts output volume. “TON” controller adjusts treble and bass frequencies. “DRV” controller adjusts the amount of gain. 

True amateurs of stylish design will delight the outfit “Octonaut Hyperdrive”. On the front side there is an octopus in an astronaut’s spacesuit and an alien’s face. The pedal looks very stylish. Interestingly, many popular guitarists are showing strong interest in this pedal. The excitement around “Octonaut Hyperdrive” is being seen on Twitter.

  1. This pedal doesn’t have enough gain and doesn’t sound great when stacked. For the price I would not recommend it. Also, if you buy it on sale, they won’t allow you to return it for a refund. They won’t even let you return it for a re-stocking fee. They have a 30-day return policy, but it only applies to purchases at full list price. I find that practice unethical.

  2. Zot Brown is a fake account name, he did actually return the pedal. Don’t look for a heavy gain pedal within a transparent overdrive

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