Sounding somewhere in-between the mellow softness of a good germanium Fuzz Face and the big, strong fuzztone of a vintage Tonebender mark II, this is the Copenhagen Bender.
The pedal is based on the much sought-after vintage sixties two-transistor tonebender mark 1.5.
I am building the Copenhagen Benders with a pair of carefully selected and matched OC140 germanium transistors, which are the NPN equivalents to the PNP OC75 used in vintage original pedals.
The sound is 100% vintage authentic, and the NPN properties of the transistors makes it possible to power the, otherwise unmodified, circuit with modern, negative ground polarity. This is a big advantage over vintage original pedals, which can be tricky to integrate in a modern pedalboard because of their reverse power polarity (positive ground).
Only 25 pedals in the first batch!
Sound clips and more photos coming asap.
Reuss Copenhagen Bender features and specifications:
Please note: Being a vintage circuit, the fuzz wants to see a high impedance input signal to sound correct. Any low impedance signal from a buffered bypass pedal (like a Boss or Ibanez or similar type) will make the fuzz sound wrong. It will loose punch and fullness and sound thin and fizzy. Not as intended. Always put a vintage fuzz-circuit (tone benders, fuzzfaces etc.) first in your chain.
ALSO PLEASE NOTE: Prices at the webshop are listed without VAT. For customers in the European Union 25% VAT is added at check-out.
*EU-customers please note: Your pedal ships with the OC140 germanium transistors removed. These parts sits in sockets, and you’ll be receiving them separately to install yourself. This is in order to ship a product which complies with EU environmental regulations (CE-marking/RoHS compliance).