A Brief History of the Foxx Tone Machine and Interstellar Audio Machines Marsling Octafuzzdrive
One of the first pedal designs of Danelectro‘s president Steve Ridinger was the Foxx Tone Machine, a warm and thick-sounding fuzz pedal with a controllable octave-up effect. He was 19 and it was 1972.
The pedal featured three knobs (Tone, Gain, and Volume) and a toggle switch to add the octave. The device’s case was uniquely covered in a striking furry enclosure that came in several different colors, here’s a beautiful bright red version of the original.
Although only manufactured for a few years, the circuit was licensed to other builders (“Ibanez Tone Machine”, “Turtle Tone Machine”, “Nashville Fuzzer” are some of its pseudonyms) and was used by such wide-ranging musicians as Billy Gibbons, George Clinton, and Adrian Belew.
Interstellar Audio Machines Marsling Octafuzzdrive
This is Interstellar Audio Machines first introduction of a “bad character” within their story of “The Fight for the Tone”
First introducing the Octonaut Hyperdrive, and now the Fuzzsquatch Fuzzdrive, both with green LED’s to show they are on the good side of the galaxy!
Now introducing the Marsling Octafuzzdrive! The Marsling featuring two red LED’s is the first species within the Interstellar story that comes from the bad side of the galaxy as “The Fight for the Tone” continues…
The Marsling Octafuzzdrive is a recreation of the fOXX Tone Machine. It is a thick fuzz that uses a phase splitter and complementary rectifier to create an octave overtone.
The Marsling has a couple added modifications. First the octave switch is moved to a footswitch instead of a toggle switch. The second modification is the use of a tone control toggle switch. The switch has been added to let you choose between two different capacitors in addition to the original.
The Marsling Octafuzzdrive will be released Q1 of this year!! (2023 - **fingers crossed) 👽👽