Congratulations on your purchase of the
Sometime in the mid 1970's someone brought a funny looking white Octave-Up/Fuzz pedal into the Tycobrahe Sound Company
in Hermosa Beach, CA. This broken "Octavio," as it was named, reportedly had once belonged to one James Marshall Hendrix.
They fixed it, and it sounded so funky that they decided to put it on the market as the Tycobrahe Octavia. Thanks to its use by
Stevie Ray Vaughan and a few others, it has become the most sought after and expensive Octave-up pedal for effects junkies
ever made, fetching well over $2500 in mint condition, if you can find one. I have a few of 'em, and have studied & repaired
dozens...unless you have too, you have no business making clones of them, in my opinion;)
My name is Michael Fuller, in the late 80's I was a twenty-something year old Session Guitarist/Guitar Teacher growing weary of
traveling around the country buying and selling these musical treasures. It was then that I got the idea to start making recre-
ations of classic pedals at a fraction of the original's price, with more features and built much more reliably..."boutique effects
pedals" were born at that moment. My little company, dubbed "Fulltone" started with a remake of the '60's Fuzz Face and
moved on from there. Needless to say my famiIy and friends thought I was crazy, which was all the inspiration I needed to go
full-steam ahead with this little guesthouse-based one-man operation. On to the next Product: I decided to be the first one to
make & sell an EXACT reproduction of the Tycobrahe Octavia which I promptly named the Fulltone Octafuzz.
Being a bit anal, I went so far as having the transformer analyzed and copied to-the-T, even using the exact same brand of
transistors as the original, something I still do to this day. Sometime in the early 2000's I devised a mod that cut out the Octave
feature and made the Octafuzz into a powerful, dynamic FUZZ, something that the other Tycobrahe-clone makers immediately
borrowed from me. By switching the toggle to "Fuzz" your pedal pulls double duty as a bad-assed, compressed, Heavy Fuzz
that cleans up pretty well when you back off on the guitar's Volume Knob.
I made & sold a total of 4168 (consecutive serial numbered) large box Octafuzz pedals over the past 20 years, then decided to
cut the size almost in half, which resulted in what you have purchased today...the Octafuzz OF-2. I've never been much for
good record-keeping but (for the record) the very first production OF-2 starts at serial# 4169. The same great Octafuzz now fits
in the palm of your hand, and much easier on your crowded pedalboard!
Michael Fuller / President
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