The JDM Elektrika: Vintage Tone – Modern Function
The JDM Pedals “Elektrika” is our take on the legendary Tonebender Mk1. Made famous in the recordings of The Yardbirds, Mick Ronson (with David Bowie), and Led Zeppelin, this fuzz is the sound of legends.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: The “Fat/Tight” switch is mounted on the side of the pedal, and we now have extremely sturdy toggle switches that are most definitely road worthy. Also, if you prefer top panel input and output jacks, please let us know, we are happy to do this at no extra cost.
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 (this pedal does also include an internal 9v battery clip.)
If you’ve been dreaming of vintage Mk1 tones, look no further, this is the sound AND the flexibility you need.
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.