Dunlop recently released their new Jimi Hendrix 70th Anniversary Tribute Series. The line includes 4 pedals based on what Hendrix was using in the late ’60s. All of the pedals (except the wah) are enclosed in a small footprint, making them pedalboard-friendly. In addition, these pedals are true-bypass. So lets take a look at these 4 pedals in detail.
Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Limited Edition Fuzz Face 70th Anniversary
According to Dunlop, this pedal is supposed to be a faithful recreation of a Dallas Arbiter Fuzz from 1969-1970. If this is true, then it would be an amazing fuzz, thats for sure. The fuzz is built using BC108 Silicon Transistors. It would be interesting to see how close this pedal is to Dunlop’s JH-F1 Jimi Hendrix Fuzz that has been on the market for some time. That pedal too uses the BC108 Silicon Transistors. Since the price point of these pedals are relatively similar, perhaps what’s on the inside is around the same as well. All in all, this 70th Anniversary Fuzz is a good price point for a pedal that will get you in Hendrix fuzz territory.
Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Limited Edition Octavio 70th Anniversary Tribute Series
Again, Dunlop claims the Octavio to be an exact reproduction of Jimi’s octave-up pedal. As well, Dunlop also has the JH-OC1 Jimi Hendrix Octavio Pedal that been around as well, and features the cheese-wedge enclosure. The 70th anniversary features controls for Level, Fuzz, and DPDT on/off switch. Couple this pedal with a solid fuzz to drive it a bit, and some good octave up tones are to be had.
Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Limited Edition Univibe 70th Anniversary Tribute Series
Probably the pedal most will be excited about is the legendary Univibe. This pedal gives that famous heartbeat to the guitar, with options for either chorus and vibrato settings. Controls for Speed, Depth and Level are included to shape those leslie-eque tones to your liking. Jimi famously used the Univibe pedal on Machine Gun, Isabella, and Hey Baby to name a few. This is the pedal to really add that psychedelic vibe to your rig.
Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Limited Edition Crybaby Pedal 70th Anniversary Tribute Series
Last but not least, a recreation of Jimi’s most popular pedal, the legendary wah. At the time, Jimi was using wahs made by Vox. Dunlop’s recreation is definitely more on the crybaby side of things. Enclosed in a sleek black aluminium body, the wah will help make your guitar sound more vocal. Jimi was the king at making his guitar talk, and the wah was a big factor in making this possible.
Well there you have it, the Jimi Hendrix 70th Anniversary Tribute Series. These pedals are indeed limited editions, so I would recommend to act fast if you are interested.