The JDM Elektrika: Vintage Tone – Modern Function
** Our standard Elektrika showcases the impeccable tone of vintage AC127 & 2N1304 Germanium Transistors. A pair of Gold-lead 2N1304 provide incredible touch-sensitive juice into the fuzz-inducing AC127. Much like the coveted fuzz AC128, our supply of the rare AC127 gems provide the intense and unmistakable ripping fuzz bite and sustain you cannot survive without. Ooooh yeaaaah!
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 can provide 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!):
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 encounter any functional problems with a pedal at any time just contact us! Since we use vintage transistors, it is possible that a transistor can fail, as rare as that is, and we’ll always do what it takes to get your beloved fuzz machine growling again.