JDM Elektrika 2023 Model – Silver Sparkle Finish
Getting lots of love: JDM “Elektrika” Custom Tonebender Mk1/ Zonk Machine Germanium Fuzz
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The JDM Elektrika: Vintage Tone – Modern Function
The Elektrika has become a player-favorite pedal and for 2023 we have updated to a new “Silver Sparkle” powdercoated finish with UV printed graphics. More importantly, we have secured a supply of 2N1305 & 2N1307 transistors. These provide absolutely stunning fuzz tones and I am thrilled to b able to offer these coveted transistors in our standard model!
With Lumberg jacks, top quality pots & switches and these absolutely rippin’ transistors this will be a pedal board mainstay for life. As always, standard power supply operation, thanks to an analog voltage inverter, you can daisy chain this pedal with other standard center negative pedals.
The JDM Pedals “Elektrika” is our take on the legendary Tonebender Mk1. Unlike the “Fuzzface”, the Mk1 has a denser, edgier feel and can provide singing sustain 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 typical of vintage MK1 units, or turn the gate up higher to increase sustain and smooth the tone.
All Germanium transistors keep this pedal true to vintage tone, and an analog voltage inverter allows a modern standard +9vDC connection so you can share a standard power supply with your other pedals (also includes an internal 9v battery clip.)
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 shipping and payment processing costs, which Paypal does not refund to us 🙁 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.