At sometime in 1966 a new an improved Tone Bender arrived on the market. This is the rare version we all know of as the MKI.5. This was a new design and different in a few ways to the MKI both in appearance and construction. My version is based on the MK1.5 circuit but has been modified and tweaked for the best sonic qualities possible. It uses two NOS 1960's matched & tested germanium transistors which were commonly used in the original unit, has a very neat tagboard circuit layout design, housed in a Hammond 1590BB enclosure and custom powder coated in a 'Bullion' gold finish. The sound and tone from this pedal is verging on insanity and on maximum sounds as if your amp is about to blow up, with a colossal wall of thick fuzz which will send your tube amp into maximum overdrive. It's voiced differently to the MK2 I make and has the nasal tone of a cocked wah wah and find it a bit more aggressive and less smooth than the MK2. With a Les Paul cranked into a tube amp with one of these you get an instant Mick Ronson tone and a sound identical to early Jimmy Page on the first Zep album. With a bit of careful tweaking of the controls there are many different settings that brings out the best in this model of fuzz pedal.

Brantone Tonemaster MK1.5

SKU: 0005
£185.00Price
  • Features include

     

    • Vintage style aluminium 'witches hat' control knobs 

    • Antique gold finish

    • Vintage paxolin tagboard construction

    • Allen Bradley carbon composite resistors

    • High quality hardware & carling heavy duty footswitch

    • Vintage Mullard/Erie/Ashcroft/Aerovox/Ero capacitors

    • Cliff Jacks

    • Battery kill switch

    • Vintage pair of transistors (Various brands such as GEC, Mullard etc).

    • Battery operation only. Operates on a single 9v PP3 battery or equivalent.

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