The Bi-Polar Octadrive is a dynamic overdrive that responds very well to your pick attack. If you pick lightly the pedal cleans up, and if you dig in, rest assured the pedal will fight right back. The three band EQ let’s you shape the tone of the pedal however you want, and the gain knob goes from acting like a clean boost at the lowest settings, to acting like an overdrive, to acting like a fuzz at the higher settings. There are also some cool overdrive/fuzz combination tones to be had in between. The pedal has knobs for volume, gain, bass, mids, and treble.
But that’s not all! The Octadrive has a second footswitch so you can engage an octave up effect that can be used in conjunction with the overdrive. This is a nasty, almost synth-like octave effect that is great for leads when you want to rip through a band mix.
A dual color LED let’s you know whether the effect or octave are on or off.