Continuing my research on octave fuzzes, I inevitably ended up with the Dunlop JH-OC1 Jimi Hendriz Octavio, so figured I would make a post of it regardless. Talk about instant Jimi tone with this thing! Interesting that Dunlop said they made a pilgrimage to Seattle to examine and document the original Octavio that Hendrix used!
Here is the official description by Dunlop:
The JH-OC1 is a true rock ‘n roll artifact like Jimi’s original guitar pedal. His chipped, off-white, “cheese wedge” pedal with hand-stenciled lettering is enshrined at the Experience Music Project, Seattle’s hallowed rock-and-roll museum. Hendrix’s octave dividers don’t look like much, but these magic boxes produced the unforgettable fuzzed-out octave tones heard on the legendary Band of Gypsys: Live at the Fillmore East performance.
Recently a team of Dunlop engineers made a pilgrimage to Seattle to examine and document an original Octavio—the holy grail of octave tone. They measured and scoped with loving care. The result? The Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Octavio is an exact clone of the amazing “octave up” pedal that Jimi used to make rock history.
It’s all here: every knob and jack, a DPDT on/off switch, and the exact same circuit layout faithfully copied from the original “breadboard,” front-panel controls which let you dial in just the right amount of fuzz and adjust overall level. Own a little piece of Jimi—the Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Octavio.
I found another great video by gearmanndude featuring the Octavio:
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