Marquis Fuzz (my Tone Bender Mk1)



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Marquis Fuzz (my Tone Bender Mk1)

Postby facelessfx » Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:36 pm

Woah there! The Marquis is now the De Sade Fuzz! Still the same beast inside (both the enclosure and your ears) but I now have the enclosures powder coated and the graphic printed with some sort of magically cured raised ink,
all by local companies in the UK.

Scrupulously auditioned NOS (Copenacre secret stash) Mil-spec transistors and carbon comps in every one, built on tagboard.

Website coming as soon as I can decide whether it should be black or pink themed.

JustNick demo will probably be here by the time you read this.

Very small batches. First batch is almost sold out at Joe' s Pedals as I type this.

I'll likely only do 10 of each colour scheme, and decide the next colour scheme when the previous batch is built. There are red (8 in the wild) and yellow (10) so far. Yes, there will be pink (eventually), (most likely) teal, (possibly but not probably) baby blue, and (almost certainly) void-of-existential-anguish black. There will never be orange. Ever.





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Click here to buy in Australia

More dealers to come...

About:

The Marquis Fuzz is my take on the Mk1 Tone Bender. It's my "standardised" version, based on years of tweaking the circuit and learning right transistor spec recipe.

Copied from facelessfx.co.uk :

The Marquis Fuzz is an old school fuzz box based on the first version Tone Bender, commonly known as the MkI or Mk1.

This germanium fuzz produces a sound rich in harmonics and upper mid frequency punch, giving a fantastic, cutting push.

The 'Sore' and 'Soar' controls are highly interactive, allowing you to get sounds from gated, velcro splutter, up to a sustaining, powerful kick in the guts that will not get lost in the mix.

While based on a 50 year old vintage design, the Marquis benefits from some new enhancements. Using NPN germanium transistors in a modern style negative ground circuit means it plays nice with your other pedals and any 9V (Boss™ style) power supply. Use of shielded cable, RF and power filtering, and individually tested and auditioned transistors ensures a minimum of idle noise. These really are surprisingly quiet when idling.

Each Marquis Fuzz is hand built into a hand etched enclosure with a brushed finish.

Graphic can be customised for you at extra cost and waiting time (Those available from Joe's Pedals always have the standard "Lute Smasher" design).

The Marquis Fuzz:
- Based on the venerable Tone Bender MkI
- Sounds from gated velcro splatter, to "Satisfaction" buzz, right up to soaring full-bodied singing, sustaining fuzz
- Cuts through in any mix - this sound will not get lost
- Uses three hand picked and tested NOS germanium transistors - usually a trio of Mil spec CV7351 and/or Mullard/Philips OC141
- True bypass
- Power from 9V battery or Boss™ style centre negative power supply
- Can be daisy chained with modern pedals

Controls:
'More' control dictates the output level, or volume of the pedal.
'Sore' controls the amount of sizzle and sustain.
'Soar' control is similar to the MkI Tone Bender's 'Attack' control. Dial this down as well as your guitar's volume control for a more gated, splatty fuzz. Very Satisfaction. Dial up for a more full and rich fuzz.


Review from Pedal of the Day: http://www.pedal-of-the-day.com/2015/05 ... quis-fuzz/


Click here to buy in the UK and Europe

Click here to buy in Australia
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Re: Marquis Fuzz

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Re: Marquis Fuzz (my Tone Bender Mk1)

Postby facelessfx » Fri May 15, 2015 5:26 pm

A tune from the wonderful David Torn using the Marquis Fuzz:

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Re: Marquis Fuzz (my Tone Bender Mk1)

Postby Chankgeez » Fri May 15, 2015 6:06 pm

facelessfx wrote:A tune from the wonderful David Torn using the Marquis Fuzz:



Sounds great, Tim, as do all of Mr. Torn's tunes.
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Re: Marquis Fuzz (my Tone Bender Mk1)

Postby facelessfx » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:47 pm

A demo from the great JustNick:

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