This is the octave up sound similar to the Jimi Hendrix sound of the Purple Haze solo. This is the most intense of the Octave-Ups that we know of. We’ve added a PreGain control, so that it’s possible to tone down the insanity and hear some nice Octave sounds. Check the Instructions file for details. Any trade marks or parts of trademarks mentioned here belong to their owners, not General Guitar Gadgets
- General Build Instructions
- Tycho* Octave Instructions
- Tycho* Octave Bill of Materials
- Tycho* Octave Original Schematic
- Tycho* Octave Updated, Modernized Schematics
- Tycho* Octave Parts Layout and Wiring Diagram
- Tycho* Octave Parts Layout and Wiring Diagram with Oct/Dist foot switch
- Tycho* Octave Parts Layout and Wiring Diagram with Oct/Dist toggle switch
- Tycho* Octave Ready-For-Transfer Printed Circuit Board Layout – For use only if you are a complete DIY person who wants to etch and drill your own PCB. Otherwise, we recommend you ignore this PCB mask and buy the Ready-to-Solder Printed Circuit Board or Complete Kit.
- Project History file
Buy a TOCT Complete Kit. Includes all the parts and materials you need to build one, all for about the price you would pay for a PCB and parts.
Would you like a Ready to Solder Circuit Board for this project? Note: If you buy the kit, the Ready-to-Solder Printed Circuit Board (RTS PCB) is included in the kit. You do not need to purchase this Ready to Solder Circuit Printed Board if you buy the kit.
This project was altered to be an NPN circuit which means that you can use this box on the same power supply as most other pedals. I’ve built both the PNP and NPN and the sound is the same. R1, R14 and C7 are optional. If C7 is not used you need to use a jumper in its place. The standard octave sounds seems to come out better if you turn the intensity down some. With the controls on full blast you get some great swells and wild sustain.