Brantone Electronics Mk2 Germanium Fuzz


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  • Aluminium inlay control knobs
  • Durable custom powder coated finish in Antique Copper Bronze
  • Stainless Steel etched control panel
  • Vero stripboard construction
  • Allen Bradley carbon composite resistors & Vishay capacitors
  • Premium quality hardware, switching & wiring
  • Matched & selected NOS 1960’s Mullard transistors
  • Operates on a 9v PP3 battery or centre negative ‘fully isolated’ & regulated power supply @100mA +
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This is what Brantone say about the Tonemaster:

The Tonemaster MK2 is my faithful recreation of the highly regarded Sola Sound Tone Bender® MK2 professional from 1966. It was used by many guitarists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton during his days with Cream, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page throughout his career, so it certainly has a great pedigree. But as far as delivery of amazing fuzz tone and sustain, the Tonemaster is unbeatable and really is a phenomenal sounding fuzz pedal. I took the original circuit from 1966 and managed to squeeze together all the components neatly onto a small veroboard layout and spent time tuning, tweaking & swapping component values until It sounded perfect, plus i’ve also added a trimmer to find the best sweet spot possible to make this device sound incredible. Powered by a PP3 9v battery or standard negative centre power brick, it uses three NOS Mullard Germanium transistors that have been especially selected & tested for gain and leakage. The Mullard transistors give it a different voicing and tone to the Fuzz Face, which was of course hugely popular at the same time due to Jimi Hendrix, who was busy re-writing the book on great guitar tone and how to use it to devastating effect. I personally find that these Mullard Germanium transistors are very ‘organic’ sounding and there really is something special about these British made beauties!!. So how does it sound? The tone is unique and phenomenal, and some say very tube sounding, but its not too harsh and a very smooth sounding tone. Crank one of these through a tube amp for instant ‘whole lotta love’. Even with the ‘attack’ control turned right up it to maximum, it will push your amp into overdrive and give it a superb and unbeatable sustain that goes on, with lush overtones and harmonics. In fact it sounds like the perfect cross between fuzz and a distortion pedal in many applications. Built by hand one at a time, this will last a lifetime of playing.


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