VOX TONE BENDER FUZZ V-828
This list contains all effect models that helix will contain when it is shipped. The right column shows the real pedal they are based on. Download as Pdf. Notify me when new comments are added. There should be a smaller and affordable version of Helix. It would sell like icecream in the Sahara! Thanks for you comment Johnathan, Line 6 adds more effect and amp models along the way. With firmware v1. Nice list sorted by firmware versions. Thanks for the effort in compiling and sharing this information!
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The Soul-Bender is based on the legendary Colorsound and Vox Series III ToneBenders made by Sola-Sound/England in the late ’60’s that.
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. There are plenty of equally great MKI circuits in far prettier and more pedal-board and wallet-friendly offerings as far as I’m concerned. Musical devices have always been about the aesthetics almost as much as the build and the tone, and my modern practicality ‘buffers’ seriously filter out most of this sort of antiquated thinking. That said, I really like the relatively recent direction Steve PigDog has been taking with his enclosures – particularly the work with the JuJu Fuzz MKIII – some of those enclosures are proper works of art in every area.
Vox Tone Bender Schematic
Guitar Pedals. View this Pin. The Tone Bender Timeline History.
Date · Region, Description, Price · Seller. 07/31/20, USA, Amazing shape all stock ‘s Vox Tone Bender. Sound incredible in un a $
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. Thanks to all the folks on the incredible D. DAM is a superb resource full of great folks who love vintage stomp boxes. If you have info to verify or correct a date, or see an omission, please let me know. Contact – nasnandos kitrae. A note on circuit “design” credits – There is much debate on how much actual designing went on in the creation of these early fuzz circuits.
It should be noted that basic amplifier circuits appeared in Mullard, Valvo, GE, and Phillips application books in the ‘s, ’60’s and ’70’s. These books offered examples of audio amplifier circuits designed to use transistors, specifically to help sell more of their transistors.
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
What the Fuzz is all about The pedal that really changed it all was the Sola Sound Tone Bender. You can hear it in hits by the greatest guitar players.
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 Roger Mayer Octavia Univox Superfuzz Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi Early effects were one-offs created by using damaged, broken, or abused equipment. Sometimes the effect is created accidentally, some report it being created on purpose.
Vox Tone Bender
The first or so Tone Bender MkI fuzzes were housed in wooden enclosures, after which they were produced in black folded-steel boxes with a gold top panel. Photo courtesy of Stuart Castledine. Initially conceived as the British answer to the American-made Maestro Fuzz-Tone built by a subsidiary of Gibson , the Tone Bender—and its somewhat confusing iterative evolutions over the years—went on to carve out its own definitive place in history.
Its rank in the sonic pantheon in the sky is assured by its use on seminal recordings by a plethora of legendary guitarists from the British scene in the mid-to-late s.
Sola Sound Tone Bender MK I Fuzz Pedal – Incredibly Rare Mark I Tone Bender Octave Divider dating from the seventies for sale serviced and in good working order. Vox Tone Bender MKIII “Hastings” [DATA DUMP] – D*A*M Forum.
Pedals brands can issue new effects making your guitar sounds like an organ, a piano or your deceased aunt voice, it all started and will end with this scandalous tone of fuzz. If you play electric guitar, you know that is the tone you want and that you will never regret buying. Even several of them. This page is about my personnal collection of vintage fuzz pedals, which are a favorite of most collectors.
Usually they are very simple circuit anyone with a soldering iron could replicate. Tonal differences are not small if you swap any of their components.
Fifty Years of Filth: The Story of the Mighty Tone Bender Fuzz
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
This is probably the most well known version of the Tone Bender. • November or earlier – Vox Tone Bender on market. A key identifying and dating feature to the enclosure was the white rubber skirt edging used around the bottom.
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? I’m handy with a soldering iron, but know next to nothing about circuits and components etc, but I’m keen to try something new. If it’s an old Tonebender, please leave it stock – quite collectable! I would not mod it myself.
These are extremely rare and you’ll get bundles more for it in unmodded condition. Please, please don’t mod it.
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.
For sale is this vintage Vox Tone Bender V Made by Jen in Italy, this early grey version (serial number ) features a matched pair of germanium.
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Vox Tone Bender. 1kuf. k 10k. 9v. Q2. 50k – k. +uf. In. Q1. 1/2. S1. 1/2. S1. Out. 47k. 1k +. k. 25uf.
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