Tych Octave

Effect Information

Information from the builder’s website circa 1998!

Justin Philpott Effects — Vintage Tone at Modern Prices!

Have you seen a Tychobrahe Octavia before? I’m sure you’ve heard of it, and if so, know about the $800+ price tag! Well, look no further for that vintage-sounding “octave-generating” fuzz w/ ring-modulator like drones and wild feedback capabilities when pushed to the max!

For 1998: Justin Philpott Effects offers the — The hand-made electronic clone, component for component, of arguably one of the most expensive and most sought after vintage pedal worldwide, the Tychobrahe Octavia! Why pay $800+ when the tone can be yours for $135!

Limited Edition! 30 pedals have been manufactured for the entire year of 1998. Each pedal is numbered, signed by the manufacturer, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

Features of the “Tych Octave” Include:

  • Hand-made in the USA
  • Hand-selected, quality components for authentic, consistent tone
  • Indestructible metal box painted with thick enamel gloss (4-coat process!).
  • True bypass via heavy-duty DPDT stomp switch
  • 9 volt powered, standard power on/off via input jack
  • Clear labeling
  • Knobs for “Intensity” and “Volume”
  • 1998 Introductory “Collectors” are all signed by myself, the sole maker, and labeled with serial numbers kept in a careful log which notes you as an original owner. These additions for ’98 will most likely increase their value/collectibility in the years to come as business continues to expand.
  • Finally, purchasing a Tych Octave now will make the customer eligible for future sales and limited proto-types of new designs in the J. Philpott Effects Line!

Actual size is a compact and convenient 4.7″ x 2.4″ x 1.6″ and the pedal is all yellow, same color.

Details on “Justin Philpott Effects”

Who Am I?

My name is Justin Philpott. I have been making effects boxes for several years and started making custom pedals for friends around the USA late in 1997 under my small business, “Justin Philpott Effects.” Well, due to the incredible response and the appreciation by guitarists for a great, affordable, vintage-sounding FX box, business has expanded.

While I am not at a complete “mass-producing” stage yet due to my current educational state and limited funds (I am currently attending college; Electrical Engineering Honors Program at Rutgers University), I have expanded my facilities and hope to continue an annual production. If successful, I will offer a new-sounding pedal each year, planning to continue throughout my time enrolled in college and hopefully as a permanent career.

The price is great considering that every pedal I make is completely hand-made with only the best materials available. Also, consider what a pedal of equivalent tone and quality would cost on the current “pedal market.” I am able to sell at this price, though, because I am just starting this business and while I am in school, do not rely on it as a regular annual income, more of a hobby. Also, the documented “limited” facet of this offer makes one of these pedals a worthwhile investment.

All this aside, TONE is what you want, and TONE is what you get!

I’ve seen two for sale in the last seven years. I own both of them!

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