FullBender1 is inspired by the Tone Bender® Mk1,
an historic fuzz designed in 1965 by Gary Hurst.
It was not many distributed, being ahead of fashion, and too quickly forgotten in favor of later models from Tone Bend
One finally rediscovered it during the vintage fashion of the 90s, et reevaluated because it offered a hairy and dense fuzzy sound, with nice dynamic gate effects…
The first prototype of the FullBender1 which was still called SoftBender1.
Lil’HarpZone was initially motivated by a custom order…
It is now available to everyone ! Lil’HarpZone is a low sized transposition to harp of the famous Metal Zone distortion pedal. It takes back most of its saturating circuit and features a specially designed One Knob Tone control.
HarpZone is a distortion stompbox made for Harp.
It takes up the structure of the classic Metal Zone®,
and preserves the original grit, but adapts it
to the particular sonic profile of the harmonica.
It also features a booster to take fleshy choruses.
Custom prototype for the french harp player Marko Balland, 2019.
Big basic Fuzz and heavy riffs, in the manner of the sixties.. Strato-like guitar. LikeYourFace with Fat preset ; Fuzz @ 15:00 (more is possible ; Tone @ 12:00 (neutral). Wild thing (neck pickup) : then Shape of things (bridge pickup).
Fuzz used as a light overdrive : Bright Strato blues Strato-like guitar.
Neck pickup and Bridge pickup mixed. Fat Preset ; Fuzz @ 10:00 to get a smooth texture ; Tone @ 13h to get more harmonics.
Classic bright option
A scratching sound, with open strings and a bit boosted medium Archtop Guild X160,bridge pickup at first, the mixed pickups at the end. LikeYourFace basic, Classic bright option. Fuzz @ 15:00. No preset nor tone. In-A-Dadda etc. (micro manche)
2xEL84 amplifier from 1967, restored by me. Clean canal, tone control almost flat.
10″ speaker, Weber F10-150T (recommended for Fender Princeton) ; bass reflex cab.
Shure SM57, placed like in the pic above.
A bit of Holly Grail® reverberation, just for pleasure.
Strato-like guitar from the 80s, rather cheap but equiped with Rio Grande texan pickups. Archtop Guild X160 from 1988.
MicroCombo 3W is a portable and powerful micro-amp for guitar or harmonica.
The all Germanium power amp, the big brand speaker give to it efficiency and musicality.
It will let you play at home or in small places, connected to an external cabinet or to the sound system of the bar.
Options are available when ordering.
CoolCrunch is made to attenuate the volume on the speakers without lowering the master volume of the amp …
One keep then the crunch without breaking the ears …
Due to its small size and simplicity, it fits inside the combos and in your budget.
CoolCrunch30, model 2023,
with its connection cord to the amp and a jack socket to the speaker.
LowVoltTube is an original pedal that combines two references of the guitar sound : — A preamp-overdrive, TS9 type, with its tone control …
— A tube stage included to generate a real “tuby” grain. The tube is a 50s NOS model, specially designed to work directly with automobiles batteries.
Boutique quality, but for a moderate price !
CurvyMama is a special preamp that will give flesh, curves and grit to harps and guitars…
It can also give nice thighs to skinny guitars !
In that aim, it features an original tone control and a germanium preamp.
Its electronics is heritated from the TS9, but is not keeping exclusively centered on midrange :
The [S]cream can give the compressed sound of the 70s, but also evoke the nervous grain of a Black Face, or produce an overdrive that is breathes widely in your ears
You & Me is an active A-B Box that can switch two sources of different levels to a single output :
— An instrument or a harp microphone at guitar level.
— Another source at low level, requiring preamplification.
LikeYourFace is a classic 2 germanium transistors fuzzbox. Even more musical… Wider and progressive fuzz control . And more reliable than the antique models !
A “boutique” stompbox at a reasonable price !
Preamp-overdrive with NOS* germanium transistors.
Made to give voice to guitars, electric or acoustic bass.
2 knobs set simultaneously tone and drive.
It nourishes the tone of amps that sounds too flat, and facilitates your musical expression :
Good for jazz, blues and elegant rock…
* NOS: New Old Stock… New transistors from the sisties to eighties.