This is our recreation of the 1966 Sola Sound/Vox
Tonebender professional MK II fuzz pedal.
This pedal was famously associated with Jimmy
Page from Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin I but was a
popular pedal throughout England and beyond.
The Tonebender went through many changes and
the different models are different circuits altogether
The Mk II has a gloriously massive fuzz sound but
has the almost unique ability to produce clear,
articulate lead tones even at full fuzz settings
Individual notes leap out of the cacophony of fuzz in
a way hardly any other fuzz pedals are able to
The fuzz itself is also BIG and very smooth - unlike
many buzzy fuzzes of its era.
Our recreation is identical to the original except for
added LED, socketed germanium transistors which
are selected for tone and noise and are properly
And we've added our voltage inverter daughter
board which enables all our germanium pedals to
retain their original PNP, positive ground circuits,
but run on conventional, negative earth power and
safely daisy-chain with "regular" pedals.