Yesterday while wasting my day on YouTube I came across an interesting pedal – The Fillmore Thunder by Elite Tone. This was the first time I’ve heard of Elite Tone, and I’m always psyched to learn about new builders out there (or at least new to me). The Fillmore Thunder is a Jimi Hendrix fuzz octave pedal which can give you those classic ‘Jimi’ tones for leads. You have the option of clean octave.. as well as a footswitch for a silicon BC-108 fuzz octave.
Here is the official description of the Elite Tone Fillmore Thunder Fuzz Octave:
Highlighting the Jimi Hendrix tone – off of the “Live at the Fillmore East” album. And “The band of Gypsy’s era the pedal achieves Octave tones from his first album to his last. This dual pedal includes a classic BC-108 silicon transistor Fuzz Face style distortion pedal, with four controls for the Fuzz and a custom Octave stage. The octave circuit is fully autonomous from the fuzz and housed into the second pedal stage signal. That’s right 2 pedals in 1 box. The exclusive secret Jimi Hendrix modification is applied in this circuit. The Fuzz as achieves custom and stock late 60’s- early 70’s fuzz tones. The Fillmore stands out with its unique ability function silently with Wah-wah’s in tandem and no unwanted oscillations or noise. This dual custom guitar effect pedal is different than any other fuzz or octave pedal on the market. The second stage is a unique warm prominent clean octave-up sound that is different from the Octavia, but sounds the way people would like it too : ). The quality of the octave up is of higher quality then most if not all Hendrix Octave pedals. Smooth articulating octave notes even works with chords! Use up and down the entire neck! Featuring two fully independent pedals in one box. The Fillmore Thunder is a must have for any true Jimi Hendrix fan.
I was excited to see a gearmanndude demo of this pedal: