Clone (mostly1) of circa 1966 Solasound*
Tone Bender* Mk1.5
Gets that Yardbirds*/early Zeppelin*/Jimmy
Page* fuzz tone
Using new-old-stock, black-glass Mullard OC75 transistors
One of a kind swirl painted enclosure by
Old-ass chickenhead knobs from my personal stash
Will I ever make another for sale? Maybe, maybe not.
I can't guarantee either way. I am thinking of making some other stuff
along these lines, but not copies of the same thing. Like AC128 Fuzz
Face* clone, maybe a FuzzRite* clone, I don't know.
1: I prefer working with PCB instead of
perfboard or turretboard. Circuit biased (using 18k on Q1 collector
instead of the stock 47k) to avoid being gated or overly frazzly sounding
(at 71*F room temp). I used 10uf capacitors for input and attack
(which is functionally the same, when dealing with guitar frequencies, as
the stock values of 5uf and 25uf)
*Note: we have no affiliation with any
companies, artists, or trademarked names referenced with an asterisk, but I
admit to a life-long love of Jimmy Page, and I hope to honor him in some way
with this pedal.
I'm going to upgrade that little green output cap -->
to a big 630v polyester before shipping it out.
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slightly brittle vintage fuzz tone; use neck pickup and strangle those
notes for a liquid sustain with slight octave overtones.
Will clean up with
the guitar volume knob.
Battery only, no LED. True
Money from this sale will go to
a family that survived the recent flash flooding in the Philippines.
In fact, you will have to pay them directly and not me.
applause for Bidder 3!
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