The Sola Sound Tone Bender MKII with added bass response adjustment (TMF) , unbelievable sustain without loosing dynamics. Created together with Tony Spinner "It really Rocks!"
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The Sola Sound Tone Bender is in principle a Fuzz Face circuit with an added gain stage up front. Next to that some values ofpassive components are changed giving it a more trebly and less bassy character than a Fuzz Face. Despite the high gain the Sola Sound Tone Bender MKII professional still has an excellent dynamics and clean up character reacting on your playing dynamics and use of guitar volume knob. Because of the high gain and the broad frequency spectrum the Sola Sound Tonebender MKII professional can easily slip into controlled feedback. The original promotional leaflet stated that up to 20 seconds! of sustain can be easily achieved.
Sola Sound Tone Bender professional MKII History
The Sola Sound Tone Bender professional MKII is a legendary fuzz pedal from the 1960’ties and has become a legend amongst guitarist world wide because of it’s high gain character. It is originally developed around 1967 by UK based company called Sola Sound. Amongst legendary guitar players who create(d) their unique sound with a Sola Sound Tone Bender MKII professional are Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.
Tony Spinner: "I just spent some time playing the Tony‘s Bender Tool and my ears are ringing! That is a good thing. This pedal gets the classic sound that Jeff Beck used to have during The Jeff Beck Group days! Unbelievable controlled feedback!“
Three selected & matched NOS Germanium transistors Fuzz control - control the amount of Fuzz Continuous variable range control (T.M.F.) - dial in the amount of bass Volume control - adjust the overall output volume of the effect Impedance Conversion Interface (on/off) - converting an active input signal (EMG pickups, Wireless system) and thus retaining the character of the effect The PaulSwitch® - robust true bypass footswitch to switch effect on/off & to avoid tone sucking in bypass operation Pre warning Battery low indication - led dims when battery is below threshold voltage External power supply - (noise reduced) providing the option to use an external power supply without inducing noise or changing the character of the sound. Reverse and over voltage protection - to protect the sensitive germanium transistors Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) suppression - avoiding radio signal reception when using high gain setting in combination with turning down guitar volume