B.G. Harding Mk I Tonebender
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TIMBRE TWISTER MK1
The “Timbre Twister Mk1” is a clone of the Mark 1 Tonebender, which was an early fuzz box, a predecessor and very close relative of the Zonk Machine. Like the Zonk Machine, it was originally made and sold in a large wedge-shaped, folded steel enclosure, and also like the Zonk Machine, the circuit was difficult to tune, so was produced in very small numbers and soon updated to the much more common MkII Pro.
The raw vintage distortion, bags of sustain and controllable, musical feedback provided by the MkI made it a favourite of players such as Mick Ronson and Jeff Beck, and with good reason. A well-made MkI Tonebender is a joy to play.
I build mine onto a hand-drilled formica board, with similar circuit tweaks to my Zonk Machine including bias trim pots that allow for compensation for temperature variation, and for the user to dial in the degree of gain/gating desired (there is always some gating).
The lettering is hand applied using vintage Letraset dry transfer, which like the very first units, is then varnished for protection. As a nod to the look of the original pedals, I paint the case in gold hammer tone, with a black cover.
The pedal has a positive ground and runs off battery or 9v A/C adapter.