Toetags Electronics Unveils  the Toe Bender and Supa Fuzz

The pedals are loaded with three select germanium transistors and a NOS Russian PIO tone cap.

Montreal, Canada (May 4, 2016) -- Introducing two new fuzz devices to our line of fuzz pedals, the Toe Bender and Supa Fuzz. The Toe Bender is our take on the classic Tonebender Mk2 fuzz pedal. We tried to stay true to the original design, but like all our pedals, we made a few slight tweaks. These are probably the most ‘vintage‐ sounding’ devices in our lineup. Loaded with three select germanium transistors and a NOS Russian PIO tone cap, these guys are full of fuzz, buzz and splat depending on how hard you dig into the strings. The Supa Fuzz is based on the classic and rare Marshall Supa Fuzz. This device is pretty thick & bassy by design, so we tried to stick as close to the original schematic as possible. Killer germanium fuzz in the Tonebender family.

Like all our devices, each pedal is hand‐built and fine‐tuned using a mix of new and old (NOS) parts. All our pedals are tested at proper volumes through a multitude of amps. Every transistor is tested and selected for optimal tone and low noise. Each pedal comes with our custom stickers and a hand‐stamped protective linen pouch.

Features:

  • Three select NOS (new old stock) germanium transistors
  • NOS Russian PIO (paper in oil) tone caps
  • 1⁄2 W Carbon comp resistors
  • Hand wired on phenolic tagboard from the UK
  • Quality pots, jacks, switches and knobs
  • Hammond brand enclosures
  • Built with the classic design in mind: 9V battery only

$225 MSRP

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