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Silly bidding on an Octavia clone

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by chuck, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. chuck

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    Thats not a Chicago Iron pedal. Thats apparently the real deal.
     
  3. homerayvaughan

    homerayvaughan Supporting Member

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    Yep, sure is. The add doesn't even mention Chicago Iron, says

    "Vintage Tycobrahe Octavia Pedal"


    I don't think I'll be jumping in on the bidding however.
     
  4. chuck

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    No way.
    Why would a real Octavia have foam holding the circuit board?
    I'll ask the guys at Chicago Iron.
     
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    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    You must be saying this is a scam then.
     
  6. chuck

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    No, I believe the pedal exists.
    And the more I dig into it, the more it appears to be authentic.
    I haven't gotten a response from Chicago Iron yet, but it doesn't have the power jack like the clone does -- and the seller says he bought it in the early 90s before the clone was made.
    Chuck
     
  7. chuck

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    If anyone here actually owns a real Octavia and could take a look, it would be a benefit.
     
  8. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    looks real to me, I have two of them you can see in my FUZZ picture at the lower left

    [​IMG]
     
  9. chuck

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    Thanks AnalogMike.
    Finally a real opinion.
    Now I feel bad about my previous comments.
    I'll have to write the seller and apologize.
     
  10. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    :drool :drool :drool :drool :drool :drool :drool :drool :drool :drool

    I think I have a semi.
     
  11. chuck

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    Ok, I received an answer from Kurt at Chicago Iron.

    Here it is (entirely):

    Hello Chuck,
    Thanks for asking. I miss having time to check out the forums. That's
    where the real info is. To answer your question, it's real. I read the
    thread and I guess Chicago Iron did a great job reproducing the original
    Tycobrahe Octavia!! Our Tycobrahe Octavia SE is receiving excellent
    reviews. Now if I could just get everyone to try one and see what a
    "hand matched" octave pedal plays and "blooms" like. The Chicago Iron
    pedal is as good or better than the original, uses higher QC and they
    are about $1000 cheaper.
    Here's how to visually confirm on all the Tycobrahe models to see if
    they are original.
    1.) The 4 digit silver serial number sticker
    2.) The "DS" (Dirk Schubert) QC signature
    3.) The CTS pots (axle shaft through the rear housing)
    4.) No foam (it's all long gone by now)
    5.) No provision for the 9v. If there is a 9v jack it must be a 1/8"
    phono type jack.
    That is a real Tycobrahe Octavia.
    All Chicago Iron Tycobrahe Octavia pedals have the "KS" QC signature on
    the housing top. The last Octavia I saw like this went for $1400 right
    there on eBay this summer. Funny thing is, it may or may not be a good
    one and it will still command that price. I know. People spend that big
    $$ and then send it here for a "tune up". The only way to tell if you
    have a good Tycobrahe Octavia is by an A/B test with a Chicago Iron, as
    we actually did compared over 30 original Tycobrahe Octavia pedals to
    come up with the "good" circuit. You may post this if you want to share
    it with the forum, but please post it in it's entirety.
    Thanks,
    Kurt Stier
    Chicago Iron
    http://chicagoiron.com
     
  12. drolling

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    "Finally a real opinion."????:roll






    :NUTS




    :p
     
  13. chuck

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    Just to bring this saga to a close, I just pulled the trigger on a Chicago Iron Tycobrahe Octavia SE. And I wrote the ebay seller with my apology.
     
  14. TAVD

    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, it's real and it's on my watch list. Two is better than one. Wish I could be like Mike:D
    [​IMG]
     
  15. chuck

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    This baby just jumped to $1199.00
    And its over 5 hours to closing.
     
  16. chuck

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    Look what chuck got today!!! :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Chicago Iron? Either way..those are a ton of fun!
     

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