Kurt, Hope you had a great Holiday Season. I wanted you to know that we
played out New Year's Eve. This was our first real full
blast thing were I put the Parachute through it's
paces. The new Parachute cuts through like a knife
and the sweeping is clearly audible in the mix.
Far better than my former Wah Wahs. Thanks for
working with me and providing me with the best in service and product.
got the Pwah...it sounds great....I had to adjust the black thin
plastic threaded thingy to get a
better sweetspot...now it sounds great(not that it sounded bad just
needed a adjustment...thanks alot ! as
for the flanger...do you have a number I can call you and talk about it?
I'll have my gear set up ...so you can hear some more of
it over the phone.... let me
know what's the best time to call...tomorrow?now thanks
a lot for the Parachute and Octavian. Their both great pedals. It took
some time to answer you( sorry) but this fall has been very busy. Don
the guitarplayer of WE has
both pedals in his pedalboard. He totally loves them.
the Wah wah sweep that the Parachute creates. It's really a killing
sound when I put the Octavian before the Parachute. Very good finish on
a lot and keep on doing the good work..
invited to play at the South by Southwest March 2003. Have you been
there? Would be great to meet you.
care and I wish you the best for the year to come!!!!!!!
you for your kindly information. I
am sure that your excellent pedal will be welcomed and supported by a
lot of guitarists in Japan. Because
I have asked to "1G of the guitar custom shops http://www.fguitar.co.jp/top.htm"
in Japan about Tycobrahe Octavia. They kindly
explained to me that it is impossible to get it for general method.
Thus they have to go to US to find Octavia with
vintage-guitars & vintage-stomp boxes, for
business in Japan. For your reference, selling
price for Octavia to be approximately more than $1000
US. I was surprised at enormous selling price.
When 1G publishes an advertisement using a little
photograph to Guitar magazine, they are asked by
many customers. I guess that the demand is exactly existing in Japan. In
fact, one of maker
"Crews" , they have released a stomp box of "Taco (Octavia
sound)" before a few years. Anyway,
Chicago Iron Octavian has high cost performance, compared with original.
Of course, there is a wonderfully & harmonically
sound based on your excellent policy. ( hand-build
assembly and selected components, sophisticated
feature & coloring.) I will strongly recommend
using "Chicago Iron gears" to my friends and my favorite
guitar shops Millimeter music http://www.h2.dion.ne.jp/~mmmusic/ in
my hometown, also my
I received a Chicago Iron Octavian. Great
and perfect!!! What a wonderful tone! The sound of Chicago Iron Octavian
is too good rather than I checked the other
makers. Probably I do not need looking for
original Tycobrahe. It will be one of important
gear for me. At the same time, I cannot help using
it every gigs..... I want to use it importantly
forever. I hope that you will develop the more
wonderful product. Also I wish you and Chicago
Iron success in the world.
well, the pedals sound great/amazing!, immaculate worksmanship
(the only thing I personally will change is the input and
output jacks on each of the pedals, but this is
me) Since I haven't heard any other Parapedal, it
is a neat effect, I was surprised to see that you only need
a very small sweep parameter for the effect, something I will half
to get used to, I used a Boss Blues Driver and a Maxon
delay unit through a Super Reverb amp, it's a neat
effect and you deserve a lot of credit, I had 6 of
my friends in the music store (they work there) they were
definately jealous!! Thanks for the stickers, that was very nice of
you. The Octavian is also going to be a integral part of
my "now future sound" , in comparing it
to a Z-Vex Octave III I quickly learned that you
can't , they are different machines., the fuzz on yours was warmer,
+ creamier sound, is it silicon fuzz? and when I compared it to my
friends Tycobrahe Octavia this evening, it was very similar, I would
say even temperment between both pedals, he could not
tell his from yours, when I did the "blind
Pepsi taste test" , in this case, "blind Chicago
Iron Sound Test", I will be testing your Parachute clone against
Trevors Parapedal either on Friday or Monday of next
week, (he couldn't bring his Parapedal in today,
he just moved and all his pedals are still packed)
Trevor who owns a original Tycobrahe Parapedal and one of your parachute
wah in a dunlop housing , he said that overall my parapedal sounded
cleaner and more defined then both of his pedals, so when I do the
A/B test Kurt I will then do a review on Harmony Central, I also want
, and let me know when you get time, I want to hear how the metallic
film pots sound in this circuit, I would prefer, again, when you
get time, to A/B the regular pedal, as mine is, yo the metallic pots
that you said gives it a more shiney synth tone, if we
could do that over the phone that would be great!!
If it sounds much different I will in all
probability order one off you, AGain thanks for all your help, thanks
for taking the time and talking to me , I have learned a lot from
you and look at it as a
valuable experience, I will talk to you soon!!!
great, can't wait, I love these *uckin' pedals man Your on to something
Kurt I can't stop playing them, I thought I would be
noodlin around with the parapedal but I find
myself playing the fuzz it's great man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not great
Its perfect Again thanks for everything
reveived the pedal,thank you,and i want one more,all the shipping info
are the same,you could send
a invoice to me,thanks a lot.
for the pedal Kirk,
really the best sounding Octavia that I have ever owned. You guys did
such a wonderful job and the tone is just superb.
wishes to you,
received the pedals today, and they work great! Thanks for doing a
great job building these pedals, they're a lot of fun to
play. One question though, to get the ghost note
on the Octavian to linger, I'd have
to get a delay pedal, right?
wanted to let you know we got the pedal. Beat loves it!
Thanks again. Is there a way we can leave positive
feedback on e-bay for you?
pedal arrived today in beautiful shape, and nicely packaged (the
crate is a nice touch). Thanks. I'll try it out tonight
and leave good feedback.
& Gloria Tiller
for your email. I'm so glad you got to hang with Cesar -
I'm sure your product sounds like GOLD! Cesar was really
nice to me, and made a big impact on me, and my
equipment, and what I listen for. (not to mention
all of my heroes he helped!!) I'm really looking
forward to recieving the pedal - The Kilbourne show
was last night - a ballad type of tune - but there's a bunch more
stuff including Dick Clark's New Year's Eve show, and a tour starting
on Monday in New Jersey. I'll let you know as soon
as I get it, and I hope you know that I REALLY
appreciate your time, and the fact that you got it out to me right
away. You sound really busy, so I do appreciate it. Best
wishes with all of your effects - I'm sure they all kick ass!! Let
me know what else you've got in the works....... If
I'm in Chicago, I'll look you up - would love to check out the
"wall of amps, effects, and guitars"!!
you for your great help. Finally, the pedal has arrived today!!
I played with it at once, and am deeply moved. I like
every sounds of it. Especially, I was surprised
that I can get various sound with turning the
BOOST knob. I like MUCH the chiming harmonics whitch is achieved in
turned down position of the knob, as well as screaming
sound whitch is achieved turned up position of it.
Although I've been uneasy for the delay of arrival, now
my uneasiness was blown away! I feel very happy!
Of course I've left a positive feedback. Thank
you again for your great help and sorry for my inexperience.
recieved them both, tried them, am speachless at the moment, will get
back to you. please put me in line/on board - for one of the 1st.
pedalflangers. and any reproduction therafter. what do
you look at in regards to
repairs? beautiful! sincerly tony-they are already becomming
favorites-they got it!
New Year to you and yours. I apologize for not getting in
touch with you for a while.......got back just before
Christmas and got into Holiday mode - Hope you had
a great Holiday season. I must say that the
Octavian is hands down the best sounding Octavia I
have used. You really have done an awesome job, and a couple of buddies
of mine are really interested in placing an order with you. Thanks
for getting it out to me so quickly. I really appreciated it!!
tone of it is just so much WARMER than all of the other Octavias
I have used - Even the original!!!!Congratulations.
Thanks for checking out the New Year's show on T.V. It
was a great time, and although I didn't get to
kick it on for that show, the Octavian
was definately up there.
again for your amazing pedal, and hope to hear from you soon.
Got the pedal here today. I was trying the pedal when my wife asked me what
was that. Then I show her the Octavia and the Octavian. After explaining her
why I've got a replica of a pedal that I already have she asked me to
play them. After a little bit of A/B test she told me: "I like the newer one
better". So I had to ask her why... she replied: "'Cause it sounds better.
Has more bass and definition. And I love the wood box!". Well, all I can say is thank you so much! I really
appreciate all your effort to make sure the pedal would get here in time.
I'm leaving in a few minutes, but as soon as I get back I'll contact you for
2 more reasons, I want a Parapedal and see if you do maintenance on Octavia.
Mine is noise and flobby comparing with the Octavian. Anyway, I got to leave to the
airport (with the Octavian on my pedalboard). I'll get my friends to contact you as soon as
I show them the pedal. Thanks again Kurt and have a great weekend!!!!