Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tone Bending Fuzz

I normally never had a huge Guitar/Amp set up through the years, heck I've been playing a Fender Musicmaster since I was 18. So I thought I'd move up to the top of the line Fender single Pick up guitar, the Esquire. I have always felt the under appreciated Esquire was the "It" sound of the mid sixties. Syd Barret, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page all used Esquires on many of their greatest songs from that era.  I also love the low "High -Tech" electronics of the three way tone switch for the single pick up. 

Now that my Esquire is about finished it is time to build up my FX pedal rig again. 
My FX set up has always been simple and just based off of three types of pedals: An overdrive/distortion pedal, a delay pedal and a Fuzz Pedal.  Because of the high cost of a decent Fuzz Pedal these days, I just decided to build my own Fuzz pedal based off the many schematics available on the internet these days. 

The pedal that I decided to build is the Sola Sound Tone Bender Pro MK II. At this point I nearly have all the parts and I should start building it next week sometime. The cost of building one is about $50.00.  

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