Faithful reproduction of the famous Tycobrahe Parapedal!


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In STOCK and ready to SHIP!


                No rotary switches needed!


Giant, smooth & wide "freak-uency" wah sweep!  These are unmistakably the closest you will get to the originals.

It took a year and a lot of research - but there is nothing like it.
This wah works no matter what pickup, tone knob position or guitar - Bass too!
No "Q" knob or switches needed at all.

I am a guitar player and I have to tell you the history here. One day a good friend sent me a box of old pedals to mess with. I am an effect nut. At times I use 30 plus pedals in my effect board. It amazes a lot of people that it works so good. Great guitar tone through it all! Best wahs, flange, vibe - everything. Anyway one of the pedals was an original Tycobrahe Parapedal. I didn't think much of it until I placed it after my overdrive and before my delay. I wrote a few songs with it and worked them into our set. (sound sample of the new circuit)  Very unique and a potential signature sound. Then my friend needed his pedals back. I could not find one for months and after finding a few I learned that I had to find one that worked right. The ones I did find were between $500 and $799 and I was not going to pay that. Especially knowing I would be taking a chance on getting a "good" one.  I asked my friend if I could "clone" his and he told me others had tried before but it wasn't worth it. Nobody new what it was, and who would you sell it too? I wanted to have one because after 30 some years, this is the first time a pedal has gotten asked about regularly at shows. This is the first pedal that other guitar players went out of their way to ask about. The best part is that I have demo'd and A/B'd lots of setups and effects. This is the first setup I have had hooked up in my house and had to ask the players to stop playing and go home. I had to recreate it and build it. It took me three months to get it's tone exact. I learned about a few problems with the circuit along the way too. Fact is, there were "good" ones and "bad" ones just like a Fuzz-Face. I still own one original of each that I have found along the way for reference and proof of the inherent problems with the circuit.  I raised the circuit's headroom to allow hotter signals to pass un-distorted through the circuit. I found better manufactured opamps and components that allow the guitar signal to be left uncolored by the circuit. I matched unity gain and added a little boost to the high end. Great for cutting through the mix, and there is no "volume drop" anymore when the pedal is engaged - unlike some of the originals. Now it sounds reliably awesome, it works in the pedal chain just like any other pedal, and I never have to worry about finding an original again. I play as much as possible. Everywhere I play with this pedal I get asked about it. Really, I am just a guitar player who could hear, play, read and solder who committed the time and resources to do this.  Take a look at the reviews on Harmony Central. Pay special attention to one of the reviews there. They put our circuit to the A/B test with an original Tycobrahe Parapedal. We did not send them the pedal, one of our dealers did. Check out what they say about the differences that made them say ours won the shoot-out against the original. Out of curiosity, what will you have to pay for an original? I haven't seen one for sale (reasonable) for over a year, and that one I bought! Chicago Iron Octavian available but not included in this auction. Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

Original style REDWOOD "crate" boxes are included!


Some reviews:


Hi 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.

T. W.



Yes I got the sounds great....I had to adjust the black thin plastic threaded thingy to get a better it sounds great(not that it sounded bad just needed a adjustment...thanks alot ! as for the you have a number I can call you and talk about it? I'll have my gear set up you can hear some more of it over the phone....

let me know what's the best time to call...tomorrow?now ?

thanks man !



Hi Kurt !!!!!!

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.

I love 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 them also.

Thanks a lot and keep on doing the good work..

WE are invited to play at the South by Southwest March 2003. Have you been there? Would be great to meet you.


Take care and I wish you the best for the year to come!!!!!!!



Hello Kurt san

Thank 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" 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 in my hometown, also my web (although Japanese. Tks&Rgs, K


Hello Kurt san

Today 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. 

 K. H.


Hey well, the pedals sound great/amazing!, immaculate worksmanship 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 T's 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) T, who owns a original Tycobrahe Parapedal and one of your parachute wahs 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!!!

Thanks N.


That's great, can't wait, I love these *%!@in' 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 



Hi Kurt:

I received 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.




Thanks for the pedal Kirk,

It is really the best sounding Octavia that I have ever owned. You guys did such a wonderful job and the tone is just superb.

Best wishes to you,

L. K.



I 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?




Hi Kurt.

Just 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?

Take care,




My 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. Take care.


Thank You

J. & G. T.

and Tinker


Dear Kurt,

Thanks 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 @ss!!

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"!!


P S.


Hello Kurt,

Thank 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.

Thanks a million,



just 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 T. -they are already becomming favorites-they got it!


Dear Kurt,

Happy New Year to you and yours. I apologize for not getting in touch with you for a 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!! The 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. Thanks again for your amazing pedal, and hope to hear from you soon.

Best Wishes,

P. S.


User: thetoneshop(89) Date: Dec-28-02 08:46:54 PST 
Item: 930298709 

Response by chicagoiron - Thanks for the great feedback. We put a lot of effort into our Parachute Wah. 

User: iwgwiw(3) Date: Dec-27-02 22:05:46 PST 
Item: 926884972 

Praise: Great octave pedal! I like it!! Thank you!!! 
Response by chicagoiron - Thank you! Our pedals perform from our attention to detail. We are players too! 

User: hotdamm1979(36) Date: Dec-27-02 09:56:41 PST 
Item: 924917582 

Response by chicagoiron - Thanks! The original is so hard to find not many know how good they really were. 

User: brianuk(23) Date: Dec-15-02 09:49:20 PST 
Item: 922886708 

Praise: Nice one Kurt! Great product. Thanks. 
Response by chicagoiron - Brian, thank you and please tell the entire UK about us! 

User: fxgt23(14) Date: Dec-12-02 16:51:48 PST 
Item: 924917946 

Praise: Character, nuance, and tone ... Chicago Iron's Octavia. A+++ Highly Recomended 
Response by chicagoiron - Thank you! It's all from the component values. Glad you like it! 

User: blugup(125) Date: Nov-23-02 17:07:35 PST 
Item: 912224896 

Praise: Fantastic product, custom built pedal so took some time, but worth it!!! 
Response by chicagoiron - Thanks, we've been building pedals everyday and are now caught up & 25 in stock! 

User: crossharp(126) Date: Nov-04-02 15:01:37 PST 
Item: 904007372 

Praise: Great to deal with! A+++++++++ 
Response by chicagoiron - Thanks! We've been working hard! Super rare and hand matched for accuracy! 

User: kazoobooks(63) Date: Nov-02-02 10:41:39 PST 
Item: 908488061 

Praise: His pedals are worth the long wait and slow response to email. Great pedals!!! 
Response by chicagoiron - sorry - very rare and hand built in the USA - had back orders but in stock now! 

User: jensternin(223) Date: Oct-30-02 10:59:56 PST 
Item: 904008587 

Praise: Another great product! A+ good communication! 
Response by chicagoiron - Thanks for the repeat business! Hope you enjoy the pedal. 

User: jensternin(223) Date: Oct-30-02 10:59:56 PST 
Item: 896681061 

Praise: Great item a must have for any musician. Top quality! A+ 
Response by chicagoiron - Thank you. The Octavian has been a hit with a lot of artists. Component matched! 

User: ligmancer(80) Date: Sep-30-02 08:16:05 PST 
Item: 898182705 

Praise: Well worth the wait. Talking all my friends into getting one too! Thanks! 
Response by chicagoiron - Thanks! That's one HUGE wah pedal isn't it? Super rare and super wide sound! 

User: djn925(8) Date: Sep-29-02 18:19:50 PST 
Item: 908488447 

Praise: Smooth transaction A++++++++ 
Response by chicagoiron - Thanks. Should make a nice addition to your collection. Very rare and accurate! 

User: Date: Sep-14-02 20:34:51 PST 
Item: 885903668 

Praise: Kurt is an excellent business man!!! Thanks again!!! 
Response by chicagoiron - Thank you. We built these just like the originals - but matched the components! 

User: jensternin(223) Date: Jul-31-02 14:51:55 PST 
Item: 894217148 

Praise: Super fast shipping! Great item! BEST thing I have bought on EBAY EVER!! A+!!! 
Response by chicagoiron - Thanks! This is GOOD feedback! If you like this one, wait til you see the others 

User: rjpmalibu(29) Date: Apr-23-02 10:47:55 PST 
Item: 851044578 

Praise: Good focus on customer service. 
Response by chicagoiron - Thanks, we hope our service can keep up with our product! We're filling orders! 

User: Date: Mar-19-02 20:16:20 PST 
Item: 1519463585 

Praise: Great Transaction -- Item as described and shipped safely. Thanks a million!! 
Response by chicagoiron - Thank you and I hope you enjoy the pedal! These are hand built and very rare. 

User: fun2have(16) Date: Feb-27-02 16:09:45 PST 
Item: 1509554939 

Praise: Fantastic pedal, super transaction! Could not be more pleased. AAAA++++ 
Response by chicagoiron - Thanks. I play each one myself and want to keep them all. I should charge more.. 

User: bluetoiletduck(108) Date: Jan-26-02 06:18:26 PST 
Item: 1493283283 

Praise: recieved in good condition just as advertized A+ Seller 
Response by chicagoiron - Thanks! 

User: unclerny(83) Date: Jan-24-02 03:46:52 PST 
Item: 1405595301 

Praise: its the real deal. works as promissed sounds fantastic. 


 This is the closest you can get to an original Tycobrahe Parapedal. The real deal. We are told over and over  that these are the finest reproductions made so far for tone, performance and appearance. Those are the responses we receive from artist and collectors who have purchased our pedals. Our Chicago Iron Parachute wah has been out there retiring original Tycobrahe Parapedals! There is no comparison. Our quality control ensures that ours are consistant. These are professional effects - not "garage boutique"! You can buy cheaper but you cannot get better. 

What do you want to sound like? 

Chicago Iron - the choice of professional artists and vintage collectors. Go ahead and compare! 

-Ask us about our money back guarantee - we have one!-

We also do original Tycobrahe repairs and tune-ups.

We buy Tycobrahe pedals, working or not - any condition - sell us yours!


Check out the reviews here: and read what others think. 

$15 shipping to lower 48 states. Also available as an upgrade for your wah . See our site or See our other auctions

Coming soon...

The Tycobrahe Legacy Series
by Chicago Iron

stay tuned, the legend continues.....


...... In loving memory of Cιsar Diaz.......

Full Reproduction Parapedal with '70's style blue STEEL housing 



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