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The Warm Audio WarmBender features dedicated selectable circuits for delivering two of the most iconic Tone Bender fuzz tones plus a bonus modern tone in one stomp box. WarmBender's NOS 76 setting brings a cutting, present tone to the front of any band, while the NOS 75 delivers that Mark II Professional-style Bender fuzz tone lauded by all the Riff-Lords of the 60s & 70s.
WarmBender is made with 100% through-hole construction using NOS Germanium transistors. WarmBender houses two distinct Germanium fuzz circuits plus a third modern silicon circuit for a more smooth, distortion-like tone. With the added SAG control starving the voltage and the smaller pedal footprint, WarmBender is the ultimate Bender fuzz experience.
Three Selectable Circuits:For rich, responsive, and rude fuzz, harness the authentic tone of not one but TWO of the most iconic Tone Bender fuzz pedals to take the UK by storm. Like the original two-transistor Mercari/Sola Sound vintage pedals, Warm Bender delivers all of the raw unhinged tones that put this style of fuzz on the map. Additionally, Warm Bender features a bonus third circuit using silicon transistors in the 3-transistor topology for a more modern take on this legendary flavor of fuzz.
Classic Two-Knob Tone Bender-Style Controls + More:Warm Bender has the classic "Level" and "Attack" controls of the NOS 75 & NOS 76 bender-style pedals. Level adjusts the output volume of the pedal. It regulates the overall loudness of the effect. The Attack control determines the level of distortion/sustain of the fuzz. Added controls include a rotary Version switch to choose the distinct, 100% analog bender-style circuit and a SAG switch rear-mounted to starve the pedal of voltage.
NOS Germanium Transistors:The First two positions on Warm Bender use NOS germanium transistors to authentically reproduce the intricate tones and unique separate circuits of vintage Tone Bender fuzz pedals. Position #1 is a two-transistor fuzz with a NOS OC76 transistor paired with a NOS SFT337. Position #2 is a three-transistor fuzz with (3x) NOS OC75 transistors. Each transistor in Warm Bender is hand-tested with tight tolerances for consistent performance.
NOS 76 Setting - Cut Through The Mix:This two-transistor, OC76-based flavor of fuzz boasts bright, edgy, cutting tones that can't be ignored. Like the original silver and black Vox Tone Bender style of fuzz, the NOS 76 setting on Warm Bender delivers aggressive fuzz with raw grit and sharp attack.
NOS 75 Setting - Get The Warm & Fuzzies:Compared to the NOS 76 setting, the NOS 75 setting on Warm Bender boasts thunderous bass with smooth, wooly, and fat fuzz tones. Like the original 3-transistor, Professional MKII / OC75-based Tone Bender fuzz pedal from Mercari & Sola Sound, the NOS 75 setting on Warm Bender reveals a saturated, round, "darker" sound reminiscent of the most riff-worthy Bender-style fuzz pedals.
Silicon Setting - Modern, Controlled Chaos:The silicon setting on Warm Bender takes the 3-transistor topology similar to the NOS 75 setting but replaces the Germanium transistors with modern, silicon components. This setting acts as a bridge between traditional Tone Bender fuzz and more modern distortion-like tone delivering smoother sustain, natural compression, and fuzz that plays nice in the mix.
Experience Starved-Circuit Tones With SAG:The SAG switch on Warm Bender recreated the special and unique sound of the original British fuzz pedals when the batteries would die or the power was starved. These tones are ultra touch-sensitive, especially when rolling the volume off. The resulting playing experience is similar to tweed/mid-gain amps at the edge of breakup.
- Selectable Three-Circuit, NOS Transistor Bender-Style Fuzz Pedal
- Accurately Recreating Two Of The Most Iconic Tone Bender Fuzz Pedals + A Bonus Modern Circuit
- True-Bypass Switching
- 100% Through-Hole Construction
- Premium Components, Including All-NOS Germanium transistors: (1X) OC76, (1X) SFT337, & (3X) OC75
- Use the Warmbender direct into clean amps with your volume rolled off for "edge of breakup" amp-like tone
- Use in front of OD/Boost for saturated, touch sensitive riffs & solos
- Unhinge gain tones for big amp feedback and mic pickup noise
- Custom Enclosure With A Durable Hammered Metal Powder Coat Finish
- Meticulously hand tested in Austin TX
- Used by Notable artists like Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, and Jeff Beck