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Red Witch Factotum Bass Suboctave Drive – bass guitar effect pedal review in TopGuitar magazine

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the March issue of the magazine features a review of Red Witch Factotum Bass Suboctave Drive bass guitar effect pedal. The product was delivered for review by Red Witch distributor in Poland, Warwick Distribution.

Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Maciek Warda:

“Red Witch Factotum Bass Suboctave Drive is a two-in-one type of effect: the octaver is a genius emanation of its maker-engineers’ talent as well as of their respect for tradition, because it sounds really analog; the overdrive is coarse with edges sharp as volcanic rock.”

“With activating both circuits at the same time and adding some expression to your amp, you will get an explosive mixture. Octaver and overdrive together make an interesting and somewhat striking combination, only for the brave.”

“You can see yourself like in a mirror with the effect’s surface looking like a pool of quicksilver – the photos do not fully show the visual impression it makes.”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

Red Witch Factotum Bass Suboctave Drive


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.