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The JHM2 is a unique fuzz with an otherworldly sound, first heard on Hendrix's "Purple Haze" solo and later in the Band of Gypsys. Using the same transformer, diodes and silicon transistors, the Dunlop JHM2 Hendrix Octavio can produce clashing ove...
Hendrix used the Octavio for some of his prettiest passages as well as for some of his gnarliest. The song “One Rainy Wish” from Axis: Bold as Love definitely falls into the former category as Hendrix uses the Octavio to add a dreamy otherworldliness that enhances the tune’s sweetness. However, “Who Knows” and “We Gotta Live Together” from Band of Gypsys find Hendrix eliciting barks, belches, and skronks as he unleashes a veritable clinic on using the Octavio while playing double-stop 4ths and 5ths—he even throws in some wah wah for good measure. Sick! Listen to the end riff of “We Gotta Live Together” for even more stony low note howl. The most famous Octavio track, however, is undoubtedly “Purple Haze.” You can hear how Hendrix uses his pickup and volume knob settings as well as his picking attack to vary between different flavors of effect on different parts of the tune. Master composer, interplanetary blues man, and sonic visionary—genius! - See more at: http://www.jimdunlop.com/blog/hendrix-his-effects-and-how-he-used-them/#sthash.bMxadkUM.dpufmore
Did you achieve the soaring, fuzzy, echoed-out solo on “The Sparrow” by doubling it with a synth? Hinds: "That’s a Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Octavio pedal through an Ibanez Tube Screamer over a Monster Effects Mastortion pedal into a Fender Princeton Reverb. It sounds doubled, but it’s not."more
The JHM2 is a unique fuzz with an otherworldly sound, first heard on Hendrix's "Purple Haze" solo and later in the Band of Gypsys. Using the same transformer, diodes and silicon transistors, the Dunlop JHM2 Hendrix Octavio can produce clashing overtones and octave-up effects or punish your amp with a thick, splatty fuzz that blooms unlike any other. Like a vintage unit, the Tribute Series Octavio reveals its octave sweet spot when the the fuzz is turned down or when using a guitar's neck pickup, resulting in a dynamic and expressive tone. Plus, this limited Edition pedal from Dunlop features true bypass switching, 9V battery or DC operation and a legendary piece of artwork by John Van Hamersveld.