CHICAGO IRON PARACHUTE
LAST ONE AT THIS PRICE!
BRAND NEW AUTHENTIC BLUE STEEL
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.
Hi Kurt, Hope you had a
great Holiday Season. I wanted you to know that we
Hi Kurt, Hope you had a great Holiday Season. I wanted you to know that weplayed 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.
Yes I 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 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 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 web (although Japanese. http://www.gem.hi-ho.ne.jp/katsumata/member/katsumata.htm) 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.
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!!!
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
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,
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?
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?
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.
J. & G. T.
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"!!
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!
Happy 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!! 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.
User: thetoneshop(89) Date: Dec-28-02 08:46:54 PST
User: unclerny(83) Date: Jan-24-02 03:46:52 PST
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.
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