Next and last addition to the Tone Bender saga is the MKIII. It was introduced in 1968, again it featured a newly designed circuit.
It presented a tone control to allow a wide variety of sounds ranging from a psychedelic mosquito squeal to a fat mamooth growl.
The MKIII is a softer fuzz than its predecessor, the MKII, and has sound texture in its own. Manlay Sound’s MKIII is loaded with 3 selected germanium transistors and a germanium diode, all of which contribute to the unique fuzz sound. All its quality components are hand wired and soldered using point to point technique, not even an original had such pedigree. The MKIII was used by famous players of the era like Jimmy Page who used the Rotosound-branded version of the MKIII.

 

Characteristics:

-Handmade, point to point soldering technique on perfored board.
-Selected germanium transistors.
-Germanium diode.
-High quality components.
-Alpha Pots.
-Gain, Tone and Output Level adjustment.
-9 volt battery, a brand new one is included.
-True bypass switch.
-Cooper grey hammerite finish.

Retail Price: 170 EUR (VAT 21% will be added for EU customers)

 

 
   
   
 
 
 
MK3 with different guitars.