Vox Tone Bender
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By Wud , September 6, in Effects. I like the sound I can get with it, but was wondering if anybody here knew of any info regarding modding it for better use with bass? I was also wondering if it would be possible to add an LED or Power socket?
V (2 x Mullard OC75); Vox Tone Benders start being Made in Italy I’m a huge fan of Basic Audio – which to-date is my main supplier of.
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Tone Bender MKII
Macaris began packaging the effect for other brands. Vox sold rehoused Tone Benders as their own before producing an in-house version in Italy. The Beatles were among those who used the Vox pedal. Marshall, meanwhile, packed a MkII Tone Bender circuit into its own distinctive sand-cast metal housing as the SupaFuzz, a favorite of many fuzz fans. Fortunately for shallower-pocketed players seeking some semblance of that raw, wild Tone Bender sound, several boutique makers offer reputable clones today, keeping the seminal fuzz sound alive and kicking under contemporary toes.
Join Date: Jul ; Location: Sydney, Australia; Posts: 2, I now have a reissue MkII, a couple of ’60s Vox Tone Benders and I’ve just sold.
Last update July Linking to this website is allowed, but copying the text content is strictly prohibited without prior authorization. This is a list of all the market release dates for most major fuzz box pedals and Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi pedals, and related fuzz pedals and clones from the mid ‘s to the mid ’70’s.
To put everything in context, the list includes the creation of the first recorded fuzz tones in rock and roll, and significant songs or albums the fuzz tone appeared on. Some dates should be considered approximate as there is no way to verify the exact year for some of these products. Some dates came from articles in books, magazines, or trusted internet sources, but most have been verified in more than one way.
A modest collection! Small sample of rafmax’s fuzzes OK, didn’t think I’d sell this piece from my collection, but it’s just time It’s one of the more rare ones I’ve collected in the Here is an incredible collector grade Super Fuzz, one of thee holy grail fuzz pedals.
a list of all the market release dates for Electro-Harmonix Big Muff and related It has been rumored that this was actually intended to be a Vox Tone Bender.
Fuzz Topologies. So there you have it. Instead of defining what fuzz is, we can define what is not. Fuzz is an overwhelming genre. Here are some classics that sum up the major branches of fuzz for me:. Maestro Fuzz Tone FZ-1 Sola Sound Tone Bender Arbiter Fuzz Face
Inspired by the Vox ToneBender, a brighter but at the same time “polite” fuzz within 5 years from date of manufacture – buyer is responsible for shipping costs.
Last time I did a Tone Bender overview I limited the selection to 12, and as much by chance as anything else I still managed to get a pretty decent roundup of most of the main Tone Bender varieties although not quite all as featured here. Up steps former Vox employee – electronic engineer Gary Stuart Hurst who introduces a 9 Volt battery to pedals for the first time – and makes further tweaks to give Vic exactly the sort of pedal he was looking for. Over the years the Tone Bender inspired, evolved and even borrowed from other similar circuits – yielding 9 closely related circuits – as detailed in the heavily compacted chronology below:.
In looking at the selection in the above top image, these are obviously my own choices – with Basic Audio, Expresso Effects and Hudson Electronics being some of my favourites in this area. Generally I dislike enormously the over-sized old-school enclosures used in the 60’s and still utilised by so many of today’s builders. These are all relatively simple circuits, and with some due diligence – they can pretty much all fit within a standard compact Hammond enclosure.
While I admire their work ethics and methods, I by and large don’t like the overall package of rudimentary aesthetics, large size and larger price. I don’t dispute that these are some of the finest examples of the genre, but the pricing here is really just off the scale. And the pedals are far from pedalboard or storage-friendly.
Vox – Tonebender / D*A*M – 1966 / D*A*M – Superbee
V two transistor Tone Bender circuit, very similar to the Fuzz Face sound. This is probably the most well known version of the Tone Bender. Joe approached the manufacturing company Eko in Italy about making the Wah. Eko declined, but Eko’s manufacturing manager, Ennio Uncini , wanted to do it. Jen later marketed a line of pedals under their own brand beginning in
Dunlop fuzz face dating and it all guitar players then Doctor Tweek also features Germanium Transistors vary wildly in i have NKTs to unit Vox Tonebender.
Forgot your password? By Basstyra , August 9, in Effects and Processors. Same font for JEN name on some pedals it appears more bold and less round , and no serial number. And there is also this same pedal, with another name : the Jen Tone Bender same name than the Vox ones, both were made by Jen anyway. My question about that is why 2 names for the same pedals? I think Jen or Vox had some kind of license from Colorsound to build these. Probably Jen started selling their own Tonebenders, but had to rename them Do you by chance know how it could be dated?
Or at least, because the exact date does not really matters to me, do you know from when to when Jen made those? I would say February and March of and , but it could well be and Plus, a 2 years difference between the 2 pots They probably started making them in Italy in the late 60’s, but I have no idea when they stopped Mine is teared appart, so I don’t know yet I’ll repair it quick
1967 Vox Tone Bender V8281 – Grey Hammerite Early V8281 with (2) SFT 337 Germanium Transistors
It produces a characteristic high distorted sound called fuzz. Ivor Arbiter took the round shaped enclosure idea from a microphone stand and it was the first pedal including a DPDT stomp-switch. The effect became very popular because Jimi Hendrix played it and there were not many distortion pedals around at that time. The gist of the Fuzz Face remains in the simple circuit that uses eleven components 2 transistors, 4 resistors, 3 caps and 2 pots and the astonishing tones created with them; delivering a soft asymmetrical clipping that changes to hard clipping in both semi-cycles under the fuzz pot action.
Arbitrer Electronics manufactured the pedal from to , Dallas Music Industries did a final batch in , after that the production stopped. During its lifetime the pedal went through some minor cosmetic but major sonic changes.
Manufactured under a myriad of brands, this circuit can be found in the Vox Tonebender Professional MKII, Marshall Supa Fuzz, RotoSound Fuzz Box and the.
Tone Bender is the name of several fuzzboxes. Macari’s Ltd, who also own the Sola Sound Brand, and who have built and sold the pedals since now own the Tone Bender trademark. By September he was selling them through the Macari brothers’ Musical Exchange shops. Later on folded steel enclosures were used. Although this was de facto a second version, no version number was used on its case. This successor of the original Tone Bender was available, at the latest, by February The electronics are contained in a sand-cast aluminum enclosure, with sheet metal steel base plate.
It was also available in different guises as Sola Sound made OEM products or prototypes for other companies such as Rotosound.