The JDM Elektrika: Vintage Tone – Modern Function
** Our standard Elektrika showcases the impeccable tone of vintage AC127 Germanium Transistors. Much like the coveted fuzz AC128, our supply of these rare gems provide the intense and unmistakable character and response of vintage germanium transistors. Ooh yeah!
The JDM Pedals “Elektrika” is our take on the legendary Tonebender Mk1. These are the thick, sustaining fuzz sounds you crave, originally brought to our lucky ears by by Jeff Beck, Mick Ronson, and Jimmy Page. Unlike the “Fuzzface” style tones, the Mk1 has a denser, edgier feel and a more controlled feedback, even at low volumes. When you roll back your guitar’s volume, the Elektrika (like the Mk1) cleans up in a unique way, giving you a warm, overdriven tone, and a biting edge when cranked to the hilt.
We have improved upon the original design by keeping the fuzz circuit true to the classic, but allowing tone and bias “gate” adjustments. The passive tone control is a great way to dial in the perfect fuzz tone on modern amps and guitars, which have an extended treble range when compared to the recordings of 40+ years ago. The “Gate” control lets you dial in that unique “choppy” or “fizzy” sound that some vintage MK1 units had, or turn the gate up higher to increase sustain and smooth the tone.
All Germanium transistors keep this pedal true to vintage tone, and a modern +9vDC connection lets you daisy-chain the pedal with your other pedals without shorting anything out (also includes an internal 9v battery clip.)
Tune in the Tonebender MK1 fuzztones you’ve been after!
Feedback On The “Elektrika”:
We get glowing praise from Elektrika users, but I am (as you probably are too) skeptical of quotes from “whomever that dude is” on sites. So here are some excerpts from our sales on Ebay. (FYI, “Hammer!” is a great compliment in German!):
The Fine Print:
RETURN POLICY: If you’re not satisfied with any JDM Pedal, you can return within 14 days for a refund minus our packing and shipping costs ($10) If you order more than one pedal, you can return any for no fee whatsoever if you keep at least one. We guarantee our pedals for 2 years – so if you have any problems down the road, let us know. It’s pretty rare that a transistor dies, but they are vintage devices. If that happens, we will replace the transistor free of charge.