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MKI Bender

MKI Bender

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A 60’s style ripping fuzz built just like they used to...


The MKI-Bender has been my favorite fuzz for a long time. After years of learning and refining the circuit I am proud to offer my own versions!


Available in two tuning styles, “Sola” and “System”. Both styles use the same MKI Bender circuit, the “Sola” is a more standard MKI style fuzz, using the values most commonly found in vintage units to recreate the classic 60s fuzz with a squeaky, chirping attack and crunchy sustain with lots of artifacts and harmonic content. The “system” version takes this a step further by adjusting the bias so the attack control can drop the voltage much lower than “Sola”, giving you even more control over the range of tones available. The attack control will sweep from wide open fuzz to gated and compressed with several sweet spots in between. “System” is also generally higher gain, has more artifact textures and is a bit leaner in low end thanks to a smaller output capacitor. A MKI lovers MKI!


Both versions have the usual volume and attack controls, volume being your output and attack being your bias setting, adjusting the compression and sustain.

Meticulously built using a replica of the original phenolic board following the original point to point layout, assembled the old fashioned way. Completely painted and assembled by hand one at a time. Full NOS capacitors and Germanium transistors are used, specific components are subject to availability, though I am able to make a ripping MKI with a variety of caps and transistors.


Available in four classic Hammered Color options; Gold, Silver, Copper or Black. Two enclosure size options, 1590BB (pedalboard friendly) or 1590J (big vintage vibes). Power Jack and LED also available as an add on for no extra cost.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for build time on your custom made fuzz.

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