TONE BENDERS (MK1 // MK1.5 // MK2 // MK3 // MK4)
What we have here is a classic old school Tone Bender in all of its variations. I have many transistors on hand - too many to list - and I can certainly work with you to achieve the sound you want. Please contact me to discuss your needs.
The MK1 Tone Bender is one of the most sought after Tone Benders as they are very difficult to build and tune properly. The sound is iconic. I can build these to have the original quirky gating or I can build them more modern for maximum sustain. I can add an extra bias control for added temperature stability and tone shaping opportunities.
The MK1.5 Tone Bender is the rude half-brother of the Fuzz Face. A chunky and woolly fuzz at full bore, these are nasty fellows with a bit of mean streak the Fuzz Face does not have. My MK1.5s are tuned for a more stable bias and a little more output volume resulting in an aggressive fuzz with a little spit n' bite. I can also build these to the Vox Tone Bender specification and use an OC76 as per the originals. I can add an extra bias control for added temperature stability and tone shaping opportunities.
The MK2 Tone Bender is a classic in the fuzz world. With loads of sustain these are an amazing tool for your tone arsenal. I can add an extra bias control for added temperature stability and tone shaping opportunities.
The MK1.5 and MK2 have the typical Level (Volume) and Attack (Fuzz) controls of the originals and I are also offer an external Bias control which allows the player a wider tonal and texture palate. The bias knob provides a bit of temperature stability as well.
The original Tone Benders used OC75 transistors. I offer players choice the of carefully selected OC75 transistors or AC125 transistors for a little more high end presence. As mentioned, I have many alternatives available. Please contact me for more information and to discuss your needs.
Please choose your preference in the drop down menu. As always, customization is certainly an option.
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-100% Hand Crafted and Hand Wired
-Tagboard or Veroboard Construction is Available
-True Bypass Switching
-NOS Trio of germanium transistors.
-Quality components throughout including BC/Philips Electrolytic Caps, Military Grade Capacitors, Carbon Film Resistors and Neutrik jacks. Carbon Comp resistors are available upon request.
-Powder coated enclosure with a custom one-of-a-kind etched top plate.
-Each pedal comes with a one year parts and labour warranty - the buyer is responsible for any and all shipping costs associated with the repair.
Unless otherwise noted, each pedal is built to order and with this circuit being notoriously "fun" to build please expect 4-6 weeks build time. Please contact me if you have any questions.