I was playing mine into my JCM800 today using a Les Paul with high output bare knuckle pickups and 45 minutes went by it felt like 5Mine came today. Just awesome. Its like got the sound of a MK IV, but the attitude and feel of a MK I. One of the caps is form a MK I. So its a bit smoother (kind of) than a MK II, BUT the decay is outrageous and really cool. Its almost like a super sweet, very usable MK I in a weird way. Most of the Mk I action seems to come as the note decays but its sounds so cool you just wanna hold those notes. I love the D*A*M thing!
well that's not the worst eva... I'd still be havin mirror time with my face over it, lol! But I see that kind of number for all kinds of things... I could see anyone in a fit of madness click on a box with that number... it's actually kind of a... nice-ish number...lol, I suppose...$399 seems ideal... once you hit that '4' number, schvincterz start a tightnin! '6' and it's all over. (BLOOPER!!!)I'm not sure how it all works out. There is something called VAT that is applied and benefits a lot of countries in the exchange. So in America, I was charged 429 pounds, then VAT took it to 381. Right now that comes to like 479 bucks.
VAT = Value Added Tax, we pay 20% on “luxury” items here in the UK. It’s not generally seen as a progressive tax because it doesn’t just apply to face peeling fuzz pedals (certain food types, alcohol and tobacco too) but I won’t get into that. It gets deducted for overseas buyers.I'm not sure how it all works out. There is something called VAT that is applied and benefits a lot of countries in the exchange. So in America, I was charged 429 pounds, then VAT took it to 381. Right now that comes to like 479 bucks.
Oh that's right.....I know I liked seeing the price come down when I put it in the cart. Thanks for the info....it always seems mysterious as to why I am saving from it.VAT = Value Added Tax, we pay 20% on “luxury” items here in the UK. It’s not generally seen as a progressive tax because it doesn’t just apply to face peeling fuzz pedals (certain food types, alcohol and tobacco too) but I won’t get into that. It gets deducted for overseas buyers.
That's pretty close to my impressions. The amount of mids especially is what was making me think ram's head. But I really like the grunt or zippery attack of all the notes, a lot less smooth than the RH muff.It's interesting how different folks describe stuff. Definitely a Big Muff flavor to this: the EQ is straight tilt, so you get that treble/no bass or bass/no treble at the extremes, in the middle it's got a good amount of mids unlike most Muffs. It is bright, generally, a tiny bit spitty and pretty high gain, and LOUD as heck if needed. Not a polite fuzz at all. It sounds surprisingly good into a clean amp-using the new Supro Galaxy I picked up and it almost sounds better into the clean channel than the drive one (it's gets thicker and lardier into distortion). And yeah, it's quiet, well built, colorful. The case is interesting-super thin tin with the paint coming off a bit under the screws. I'm assuming this follows what Sola Sound did as they tried to cut prices in the 70s?
Anyway, pretty darned cool! And mine is number 12.
Been sniffing around Tone Benders for a little while now but have never played one. Really liked what I’ve heard of the MKI but overwhelmed with builder choices. Went to “the source” and no MKI’s thankfully ($$$$) but saw this Braz and the MKII Pro Hybrid. Both videos sound good . I’m looking for smooth controllable harmonics with good definition. I have a muff style and it gets buried in the mix. Which would be the most usable of the two considering musicality and ability to be tamed? Also, fuzz seems such a personal thing, so which might flip the easiest for the least loss? I’m leaning Hybrid but don’t want to miss out on some Braz magic if it’s really that much more... .
Edit: Then I think to myself, instead of paying the higher price for a hybrid design, why not buy a MKII from another company?