The Bender Mk3 - Germanium Fuzz kit

Item number: 173

Category: Fuzz


starting from 27,00 €

Final price incl. VAT, plus shipping (mitttel)


Shipping time: 3-7 Working days


The Bender is an offspring if the big Tonebender family. He produces a wide range of warm fuzz sounds. Its tone control makes it even more flexible.

Like its ancestors it uses a positive ground, so you have to use a seprarate 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
  • 3 nice knobs for the pots, for 6.3mm shaft
  • Decal, transfer or transparent sheets for labeling

Instrument: Guitar
Effect-Type: Fuzz


The Tonebender Mk3:

Build documents

Installation guide: Installation guide

Schematic and pcb: Schematic

Wiring layout: Wiring

Parts list (BOM): Parts list

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2 from 2 Customers found the following product review helpful
5 from 5 The Bender Mk3

Fantastic kit works great sounds good.
Had a problem with the glass diode (it broke while bending) orderd two new ones
one for incase it happend again.
Receved them a few days later.
I should have orderd the BB enclosure the 125b is to small to get a battery in.

., 11.05.2016
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5 from 5 Bloody good one!

This is a very good fuzz, very loud, with a 60s-70s beautiful color. There is a helpful tone knob makes the pedal better than the fuzz-faces because it can be too bright sometimes.

Thanks musikding!

., 13.07.2013
5 from 5 Great Fuzz Pedal !

I receved this kit last week. Easy mounting, great sound and nice price ! Suppot service make good work too.. I broked a diode and they reacted quickly, and send me a new one ! So thanks you a lot Musikding !

., 21.02.2015
5 from 5 As expected from this guys, awesome!!!

Easy mounting, labeled components and, more important, great sound! The documentation is ok for mounting your first kit, they give also the schematic, and the wiring with photos. Nice job!

Just be carefull with the germanium diode!!!, the glass can break easily when you bend the wires.

It should be good to have an advanced documentation, adding in the web the datasheets of the components for deep in the propieties of this simple circuit and also the common voltages values at some points to fast test errors. Also, the drilling holes for the components are a bit tight, I prefer the diamenter of the Screamer PCB, that by the way is also an awesome job!

Anycase, excelent kit

., 04.02.2016
4 from 5 Very Nice Fuzz, some little problems

Very nice Kit. I found easy the mounting thanks to labels on every component. The sound is great and versatile. I found only two little problems. 2 of the 3-pin inline sockets for germanium transistors were partially broken in the plastic part, they seem less safe-holding than the good one and the transistors have very little movements. Also the germanium diode glass came chipped. I was very worried tryin bending the wires and in fact the little chipped glass part came off. I decided to test anyway the diode and then the circuit and the pedal... incredibly everything seems working well. I hope it wont be easily broke in the future.

., 05.05.2016
4 from 5 Great stompbox

Fantastic kit works great sounds good.
Had a problem with the glass diode (it broke while bending) orderd two new ones
one for incase it happend again.
Receved them a few days later.
I should have orderd the BB enclosure the 125b is to small to get a battery in.

., 09.03.2018
5 from 5 Très pro

Juste reçu donc pas davis sur leffet en lui-même, mais concernant le contenu, excellent.
Tout le nécessaire est là, même les fils pre-dénudés, supports pour le circuit imprimé.
Vraiment très pro et de plus pas cher je trouve.

., 30.09.2019
5 from 5 Very easy to assemble, sounds good

2 hours work and it is done! Vintage distortion due to the non linearity of old transistors and very little feedback

., 07.01.2020
5 from 5 Great first kit

Excellent experience building this fuzz. Easy to put together and sounds great! I snapped the germanium diode but it was easy to replace. Fitting the wires into the case revealed I had some joints to resolder. Once complete, it worked perfectly. What a learning experience.

., 17.01.2020
5 from 5 My first classic fuzz

This one was easy to build and the sound was great for me as Im not a super fuzz tone lover. This one was just right. One transistor was missing but one email solved that problem - you know who you are good sir ;)

., 22.06.2021
5 from 5 WTF

This kit is one of the best I can try (regarding of the sound).
No (unwanted) noise and big (F* good) noise !
Very simple project to solder, few components, good germanium transistors (very good hfe choices)...
But a mess to wire ! Wires everywhere with a floating PCB under the pots. We can deal with it but it could be more easy to mont.

Dont wanna be negative, cause as Ive said before, the result is awesome and thank you for that ;-)


., 23.12.2021
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