The Bender Mk2 - Germanium Fuzz kit

Item number: 208

Category: Fuzz


starting from 24,50 €

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The Bender Mk2 is a wild germanium fuzz beast. Featuring 2 control knobs it is delivering a classic tonebender fuzz sound.

Like its ancestors it uses a positive ground, so you have to use a separate power supply or battery.

This kit contains all parts you need to build a fully functional effect pedal.

Not included in the kit, but also good to have:

  • Aluminium enclosure: select one on the top
  • 9V battery or DC power supply
  • 2 nice knobs for the pots, for 6.3mm shaft
  • Decal, transfer or transparent sheets for labeling

Instrument: Guitar
Effect-Type: Fuzz


And here´s the Tonbender Mk2:

Build documents

Installation guide: Installation guide

Schematic and pcb: Schematic

Wiring layout: Wiring

Parts list (BOM): Parts list

Ratings (20)

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Total entries: 10
5 from 5 Want early Zep tones? Get this!

Excellent Mk2 Tonebender clone that takes you very close to the original. Certain DIY clone kits will cost you twice as much without sounding twice as good (no where near in fact!). Boutique pre made pedals just arent worth it either as this is stupidly easy to build. Dont think about it, just buy it!

., 18.01.2015
5 from 5 mk2 Great Sound

Great sound and easy to build

., 25.02.2016
5 from 5 lot of fun

great sound, many old songs got the right patination, but such sustain can be useful even in non-sixties songs . I am really glad that I have decided to build this nice box myself (again after 35-years rest: to make soldering was like to view album with family photos :-)).
good job,!

., 02.09.2016
5 from 5 An easy and well organised kit

The kit was very well put together. The pcb was marked very clearly and pre tinned. Even the resistors had the values written on their packaging. When ordering the enclosure and the knobs were a bit hard to choose because their features werent very clear. The pots were solid shaft. I know it now that I have the kit. The germanium transistors seem to be somewhat matched. The pedal sounds decent. I still have to find out how I like the sound.

., 20.02.2017
5 from 5 Great fun kit!

This kit was a pleasure to build, and very authentic sounds come from this box!!

., 10.11.2017
5 from 5 A sound that marked a generation

This circuit sounds beautiful and is very responsive to the input volume, which makes it way more versatile than one initially would think. From gentle consistent organic tones to screaming and spitting fuzz tones. The kit has a very clear and solid PCB, was very well labeled by Musikding and really easy to mount. Its a lot more than I hoped for while paying this kind of money for a sound that is very expensive in the non-DIY market. Thanks a lot!

., 12.04.2019
5 from 5 like the original.

It sounds fantastic, I didnt think it could have that typical bender sound but I have to change my mind. I would buy it again without thinking about it. it will remain fixed in my pedal board. Attention it has the positive ground like the original, I recommend to power it with the battery

., 19.10.2020
5 from 5 Great

Great, a real jimmy page sound

., 15.12.2020
5 from 5 Bought the kit + enclosure

Easy enough to finish. lots of extra wire and they already stripped the ends. The enclosure I ordered has the input/output on top. A total beginner might find it a bit difficult but not impossible. My suggestion is to plan ahead. identify components then populate the board. check they are in the right spots before soldering. make sure the potentiometers and jacks do not contact each other. test before soldering on the power input. plan wire management ahead. If the tone sucks or sounds really tiny, swap the first 2 transistors. they are labeled the same but sounded much better the second I swapped. must have been how they are supposed to go. Might want to get a daughterboard(maybe the one that switches polarity) for the 3pdt switch to make life easier. I bought a plastic case for the battery and will use velcro so it doesnt rattle inside. cheap way to get a germanium fuzz

., 20.04.2021
5 from 5 easy to make, wonderful sound

For my second kit, i decided to make my holy grail pedal
Very easy to assemble
Sound great and demonic as I wanted and even more when stacked with my supatonebender or my easy fuzz

thank you!!!

., 26.09.2021
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