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NEW RHODIUM ELECTRONICS TONIBENDER FUZZ MKIII


ToniBender MKIII shown in this picture is prototype no.1 of a serie of three prototypes in order to develop this new version of ToniBender Fuzz MARKIII, following with a super limited standard series.
 


Limited Gold Edition Tonibender MKIII Fuzz.


This is the second version of this ToniBender MKIII with a different setup and more of a consistent fuzz tone and sustain, with more of a tonality range and reliable dynamic response for guitars.



Fuzz pre-order Toni-Bender MKIII list now open by email: tonibendermkiii@rhodiumelectronics.co.uk
 
 








TONIBENDER MKIII TOUR FUZZ BOX


To register in the tour fuzz box, please, just drop a message in this link: tourfuzzbox@rhodiumelectronics.co.uk and will reply with the current itinerary of this sample fuzz pedal.




Treble Booster MKI OC44 Transistor 
6-Ways In Selector

MKI enclosure in hammered grey with inner layer of gold paint. Treble booster six ways input impedance selector.
 
This our latest preorder received by email, a treble booster setup with germanium OC44 glass specs. transistors and rotatory 6 ways input impedance selector to cut bass frequencies and more of a versatile discretization of frequency range. Built in a hammered grey enclosure, with inner gold layers for future relic effects. 

MKI enclosure - Treble booster six ways input impedance selector and transistor OC44.

This special request received on last May 2021. Wiring up with 22AWG cabling, and a selection of vintage audio grade capacitors and military resistors. Click-less switches and medium gain transistors.  


ToniBender MKIV Compact Desktop 

Compact version 3 of the ToniBender, which it would not used in my own, so I did this one as part of a deal with a friend, so it’s special, it’ll be repeated with Mullard OC71S and adding a input impedance control at the rear panel
Output transistor POIF OC45 and fourth transistor as a diode.


Output gain control at rear of the desk enclosure. True bypass and only battery, with isolation in the input jack.
Germanium Tonebender MKIII tweaked for leaking Bass from output volume control. Clean up sweetly when roll off from guitar volume knob.

Internal bias for stage 1 and 3 of the amplification circuit. Carbon trim pots. Wima and tropical fish and Vishal and Phillips and Sprague capacitors.


ToniBender MKIV Rhodium Electronics in compact desktop blue fuzz box. Setup with Mullard British Made OC71s and a selection of audio grade electronics components.

Working in a new Compact ToniBender MKIV with original British Mullard OC71s for my friend, who also purchased a multimeter, to get references of the collector bias values when some some nice tone and spots of old songs playing with the ToniBender MKIII version 2, which it still in a tour box in the UK, thanks Terry! Based on previous prototype Compact version 3 of the ToniBender, which it would not used in my own, so I did this one as part of a deal with a friend, so it’s special, it’ll be repeated with Mullard OC71S and adding a input impedance control at the rear panel
Output transistor POIF OC45 and fourth transistor as a diode.  

Output gain control at rear of the desk enclosure. True bypass and only battery, with isolation in the input jack.
Germanium Tonebender MKIII tweaked for leaking Bass from output volume control. Clean up sweetly when roll off from guitar volume knob.

Internal bias for stage 1 and 3 of the amplification circuit. Carbon trim pots. Wima and tropical fish and Vishal and Phillips and Sprague capacitors.


Fuzz 432 Rhodium Electronics SoloTono

Fuzz 432 Rhodium Electronics circuit SoloTono series. Based on legendary Solasound Coloursound Fuzz circuit part of the Jumbo Fuzz Wah Swell pedal.   

 


One control knob fuzz with two silicon transistors, old school biased circuit, excellent guitar tone and frequency range and dynamic response.

Selected pair of matched silicon transistors with hFE 432/432, biased circuit with internal bias potentiometer built in PCB and audio grade electronics. Battery free pedal. 

 


King Fuzz Rhodium electronics Pedalboard Demo Marshall

King Fuzz is a prototype, based on a non biased MKI.5 two germanium transistors fuzz one knob fuzz control circuit. 



Unique Fuzz circuit with a pair of vintage matched RS Mullard AC128 germanium pnp with hFE 120/120, high quality HI-FI audio grade and military standards electronics components.




Hand made etched PCB layout. Enclosure dimension 1590DD standard. Battery door access and PSU connector to 9 Volt negative center. 



All components, including potentiometer, jacks and switch built in a single PCB (etched board). Unique Boutique Prototype for one knob fuzz control, pedal designed in the City of London.


Muff Fuzz Boutique NEC c4558c Japan 

The secret to find the tone with this circuit is the amplifier to used.

In this case, the secret of my customer, and better musician, was a recording made with a Valvetone 5 Watt amplifier through a Celestion Vintage 2x10 Cab.

I studied this recording, but the standard circuit is critical, and the original setup five capacitors. He didn’t want to mod it, but I given him the option of cutting a signalled yellow covered resistor leg in the veroboard. Cutting this resistor, the second opamp stage increase more headroom, but making the circuit critical, so, unexpected as the muff fuzz will push into the gain already setup in the amp somewhat.

Valvetone amps are Australian made amps, sometime called EB amps. I did this demo with a Laney, whilst in the new EHX nano version official demo I think they used a Blackstar amp or similar.

One of those preorders that requires the audition of samples and research tone.

This a replica of the Muff Fuzz by EHX in the early 70’s opamp version.

Our friend in the Land of Oz wanted a standard copy of the circuit, which following different resources and genuine pieces as pictured, found it has a five capacitors in it layout.

We tried to replicate this early 70’s commercial version with alpha switch and potentiometer, in veroboard as requested to keep a 70’s minded engineering, and standard Mylar and low ESR electrolytic and Farnell 1N4148 diodes based on opamp NEC Japan c4558c.


 TONI-BENDER MARK III Version 1

Rhodium Electronics Fuzz ToniBender Mark III. This is a small run and have no logo, there only few units available online, as per ToniBender MKiV been tweaked to allow using contemporary germanium transistors.

 

Rhodium Electronics take on the VOX Tone-Bender MKIII lately modified by Solasound according to different biasing for MKiV and Batman versions, which them been prototyped by Rhodium Electronics in London. 

Biased according to a standard gain setup with very low leakage vintage soviets transistors and a selection of audio grade electronics components.

Tone-Bender Mark III version is more of an early rock vintage sound, with more of an unitary gain and more guitar volume control and stable tonality range.

 


TONI-BENDER MARK IV Version 1 

Tone-Bender Mark IV is more of a consistent fuzz, higher output gain than previous version of the Tone-Bender Mark III. 

It responses very good when roll off from guitar volume knob, so these very low leakage germanium transistors been biased according to standard specifications, but still can not clean signal up as per a Fuzz-Face or Tone-Bender MKIII circuits.

Messing around a Telecaster Japan Squier 90’s and TONIBENDER Mark IV. Finally decided this setup for assembling our latest fuzz prototype.


Guitar Demo TONIBENDER Mark iV Compact




Messing around a Stratocaster Japan Squier early 80’s and TONIBENDER Mark IV.

 
 
Finally decided the same setup for the third transistor, as per the book, so I didn’t want to spend time to setup a bias, lucky we had a few transistors for testing this circuit.


Loved the responses with Mullard OC44 OC71 and OC74, finding sonic treble that didn’t come up with other transistors. So, smashing job! Achieving a right good FUZZ TONIBENDER MARK IV. Second Round Mullard AC128 Red Dot 🔴 for Mark IV Tonebender Fuzz Testing and Troubleshooting...Third Round Mullard OC81 White Dot ⚪️ for Mark IV Tonebender Fuzz Testing and Troubleshooting...
 
 

 
Sixth round and turn for first NKT222 transistor of the day... Fourth Round Texas Instruments 2N527 transistor for Mark IV Tonebender...


Seventh round back to Mullard OC74... Eight Round Mullard OC71 glass specs TONIBENDER Mark IV... Ninth Round Mullard OC44...
 
 
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Recently built this preordered Toni-Bender MARK iV with a couple of replicated TONEBENDER pedals with different specs and bandwidth.
 
 
This is 2/2 and demoed with Solasound Colorsound Wah Fuzz Swell from blues rock to psychedelic flamenco. Recorded with a Fender Stratocaster Japan Series E Kahler tremolo bridge and Laney amplifier.


Rhodium Electronics Classic Fuzz Prototype

This Fuzz classic silicon Fuzz-Face layout with mods by Roger Mayer is built with BC109 transistors. This model was a summer 2020 pre-order, a low cost silicon version of the Band of Gypsys recently launched on the market. Our customer wanted to try ordering us a pedal, instead of buying the new band of gypsys pedals on market. 


We did our best to research about the sound from these three concerts and developped our own version of the sound from this album of Jimi Hendrix, following the different layouts, and using transistors from our own stock, instead of the MPSA silicon transistors used from famous brands, which are very high gain, but noisy and have a different frequency response than our unpredictable BC108 / BC108B / BC109 collection of silicon transistors.  
 

 
During the days this preorder was received, we were developping a few ToneBender MK IV pedals, but finally decided to attend to a profesional studio with our latest Fuzz Silicon version. 
 

After the Jimi's Fuzz didn't replicated any other silicon transistors fuzz, and this unit sound so good, so had to change the plans, contacted Camden Records in Camden Town, London. They contacted to Javier Amaya, current guitarrist of The Grudge, and absolutely a Stoner Metal Master. The demo was recorded in the evening and enjoyed a lovely time exploring different sounds an settings with the Orange amplifier, and custom Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster guitars.



Thanks to this preorder from Terry, our customer, guitarrist Javier Amaya loved our silicon Fuzz BC109, so we decided to make a small run of Band of Gypsys pedals and gift to the guitarrist, and friend with a special version of this pedal in hammered sparkling red and white knobs.



  RangeMaster Treble Booster Texas Ranger Cesar Diaz w/ BC167B silicon version


 
The title said everything, but nothing about the modification, a bespoke pedal on a budget. Texas Ranger modification by Cesar Diaz of treble booster RangeMaster, modded to transistor silicon nPn circuit layout built with a local builder PCB and wired up according to Texas Ranger circuit, modded with a four ways rotatory switch for input impedance, and biased for mentioned transistor, taking it to the fuzz point at maximum gain. Crystal, transparent and clean, pretty similar to treble booster anyway, just the rotatory switch, only request. Recorded with iPhone 6 and playing the cheapest zebra pups Epiphone slash version. Laney amp and the Bullfigther by Rhodium Electronics.


 
The title said everything, but nothing about the modification, a bespoke pedal on a budget. Texas Ranger modification by Cesar Diaz of treble booster RangeMaster, modded to transistor silicon nPn circuit layout built with a local builder PCB and wired up according to Texas Ranger circuit, modded with a four ways rotatory switch for input impedance, and biased for mentioned transistor, taking it to the fuzz point at maximum gain. Crystal, transparent and clean, pretty similar to treble booster anyway, just the rotatory switch, the only request. 
 
Recorded with iPhone 6 and playing a Fender Stratocaster Japan series E. Laney amp and the Bullfigther by Rhodium Electronics.


Rhodium Electronics Hyperion Fuzz Cloned Gnarly Fuzz Hammered Gold



Hyperion Fuzz clone gnarly fuzz with MPSA18 and 2N2907A transistors Q>800hFE



Fuzz Mullard AC128 Germanium hFE 160/180 Fuzzface circuit By Rhodium Electronics






One Transistor Fuzz - Germanium


FUZZ CLASSIC TF-1 Rhodium Electronics 2019 One Transistor Circuit Clean Channel Marshall Amp Germanium Transistor.


One Transistor Fuzz- Silicon - Compact mini Golden 


Mini Compact version in comparison with our last One Transistor Fuzz made a year ago, as per in the video link above. 

This time silicon version BC108B. New demo coming soon. Olympic golden pedal summer 2021. Battery free pedal.


FUZZiE by Rhodium Electronics. Attenate NoiseLess Fuzz. FUZZface - like FUZZ




FUZZiE is a model of Fuzz for guitar cloned to solve usual problems, when connecting your legendary FUZZface, with a rig of buffered and true bypasss pedals, either in a cascade configuration or daisy chain powered pedals.


FUZZiE attenuates guitar signal to can used with buffed pedals, and true bypass wah pedals also, in any order or configuration. Therefore, it requires an input buffer, or buffered input pedal previuosly. In fact, FUZZiE is not the first pedal of your rig, instead of setting as per the legendary FUZZface DALLAS ARBITER, depending on the true-bypass or buffered Crybaby wah. FUZZiE can be set up even in the modulation path, creating great sounds in combination with phaser or flanger effects.

FUZZiE is powered to 9 Volts negative center. FUZZiE is noiseless. FUZZiE is a clone of the legendary FUZZface DALLAS ARBITER, anyway, FUZZiE is a FUZZface-like FUZZ.


FUZZiE blue LED Mod by Rhodium Electronics. NoiseLess Fuzz. FUZZface - like FUZZ



FUZZiE fuzz guitar pedal by Rhodium Electronics FUZZface-like FUZZ





FUZZiE Silicon is a true bypass. FUZZiE Silicon is powered to 9 Volts negative center. FUZZiE Silicon is noiseless. FUZZiE Silicon is a mod of the legendary FUZZface DALLAS ARBITER, anyway, FUZZiE Silicon is a FUZZface-like FUZZ.

Rhodium Electronics Jimi's Fuzz Mullard OC76 PnP Germanium



Exclusive Rhodium Electronics Jimi’s Fuzz, this pedal is the genuine FUZZ circuit with vintage Germanium PnP Mullard OC76 metal germanium transistors and is a non-biased fuzz as per original circuit.
 

This Jimi’s Fuzz includes a switching mod with diffuse blue led and is unique. Jimi’s Fuzz with blue led is powered to 9 Volts with negative center.

Rhodium Electronics Jimi’s Fuzz Silicon BC108


Rhodium Electronics Jimi’s Fuzz Silicon BC108.

Jimi’s Fuzz is powered to 9 Volts battery. Jimi’s Fuzz is the genuine fuzz circuit with vintage metal canned Silicon SGS transistors BC108.

Jimi’s Fuzz Vintage Mullard OC76 PnP Metal Germanium Transistors Blue LED Modded




Exclusive Rhodium Electronics Jimi’s Fuzz, this pedal is the genuine FUZZ circuit with vintage Germanium PnP Mullard OC76 metal germanium transistors and is a non-biased fuzz as per original circuit.

This Jimi’s Fuzz includes a switching mod with diffuse blue led and is unique. Jimi’s Fuzz with blue led is powered to 9 Volts with negative center.

Treble Booster Master of Range Handbuilt RangeMaster Mullard OC44 OC45 OC71 GE Rhodium Electronics

Treble Booster Master of Range Handbuilt RangeMaster Mullard OC45 Rhodium Electronics recorded wih Fender Stratocaster Japan Series E Kahler bridge. Handbuilt pedals in the City of London. Bespoke audio projects and vintage electronics equipment specialist. Treble Booster built to excel. Recorded with Marshall DSL-1 amplifier, clean channel, quarter volume, maximum gain. Fender Stratocaster guitar 5 ways switch in the bridge pickups position.




Rhodium Electronics GE Treble Boost 2019 

Black Gold Sparkle & Mullard OC71 in Gold Sparkling


Rhodium Electronics Replica of legendary Germanium transistor Treble Booster circuit. Rangemaster layout for a GE Treble Boost with soviet germanium transistor specification.

Hand built in London. Exclusive Sparkle Black and Gold enclosure edition. Recorded with Marshal DSL-1 attenuated hot channel half set up and bi-passed modulation stage. Fender Squier Telecaster Japan 80's.


Treble Booster Range of Maestro Mullard OC45 glass specs

Range of Maestro with Mullard OC45, a rangemaster treble booster with Mullard glass specs.



Fuzz 151 USER TONE Biasing Siemens AC151 GE Transistors MKII reissue biased MKI revision 5 Rhodium Electronics

Fuzz 151 USER TONE Biasing Siemens AC151 GE Transistors MKII reissue biased MKI revision 5 Rhodium Electronics


Fuzz 151 for Guitar Rhodium Electronics vintage Siemens Germanium transistors with Biased control in a Golden Fuzz edition with sparkle black back cover. 

Hand made in London and designed to excel. Amazing fuzz sound and bandwidth. Bias control for more versatile fuzz range for professionals. Power Supply to 9 Volts with negative center.

Recorded with Marshall DSL-1 amplifier, clean channel, quarter volume, maximum gain. Fender Stratocaster guitar 5 ways switch in the bridge pickups position.

Boutique FUZZ Distortion BC108 RS Mullard Silicon Custom Dallas Arbiter FUZZface-like


Boutique FUZZ Distortion BC108 RS Mullard Silicon modded Dallas Arbiter FUZZface-like.
Exclusive prototype FUZZ circuit with vintage RS Mullard silicon BC108 nPn transistors.
Internal 9 volts battery and external ON/OFF switch to extend lifetime of the battery. Battery is not included.
All electronics components been selected according to matched pair of Vintage BC108 RS Mullard transistors, it’s a non biased circuit.


Recorded with Fender Squier Telecaster Japan, Bridge pickups position most of the time, and a Marshall DSL1 in the clean channel, attenuated mode.


Fuzz Isle of Wight AC151 Valvecaster Tube Boost Overdrive Epiphone



Messing Around Fuzz Hyperion Valvecaster Bass demo Fender Squier JV 



Classic Fuzz Moustache by Rhodium Electronics. AC128 transistors


Les Paul Epiphone Slash Rhodium Electronics 1965 Fuzz Marshall DSL-1



Fuzz 151 Rhodium Electronics Gold Edition Pegasus - Fender Stratocaster





Messing around with Fuzz 151 Rhodium Electronics Gold Edition Pegasus based on Siemens Germanium transistors. Recorded Fender Stratocaster, Epipone Les Paul and Marshall Preamp Series 9000.

There five guitars in total through the same bias of the transistor circuit of this fuzz. It's a user bias control to find the range you like. We choosen ours and recorded this demo.

This unit is unique, we hand built effects pedals one at a time, only few times reproduced more than two units. Grab a really good sound for your guitar, module and find your desired bias though this Fuzz, with Siemens germanium, just a-mazing.


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