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 adding a passive tone control to help players find the proper 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: We mount the fat/tight switch on the side of the pedal in the standard model, which could pose a breakage problem in rigorous gigging. For heavy road applications, you may want to have the switch mounted internally to avoid potentially breaking the switch. We could also simply hard-wire the pedal into “fat” or “tight” mode. We’re happy to accommodate, please just contact us!
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!