FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

—HOW DO I ORDER FROM MANLAY SOUND?

If you want to purchase a Manlay Sound pedal just e-mail me and I’ll reply as soon as possible. Manlay pedals are not a mass production affaire, they’re handmade. For that reason I can’t guarantee that your desired model is readily available at the moment. Drop me a line at

info@manlaysound.com

—HOW MUCH ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?

It depends on your country an the weight of the pedal. It may vary from 4,60 EUR to 23,80 EUR.
Please eamil me to know the exact cost to your country.

 

—HOW DO I PAY?

You can pay through Paypal. It's easy, fast and secure.
Bank wire transfer is also accepted.

 

—ARE YOUR MANLAY PEDALS TRUE-BYPASS?

Yes, all of Manlay Sound pedals are true-bypass.

—DO MANLAY PEDALS ACCEPT AC OR ONLY WORK WITH 9V BATTERIES?

In most cases they only use “Heavy Duty” 9V batteries. Original designs didn’t use DC adaptor and neihter Manlay’s do. In fact germanium fuzz pedals don’t like DC adaptors or power supplies, they sound best with batteries (preferably Zinc batteries). Don’t worry, they’re not Boss Digital delays, they don’t eat batteries so fast. Your 9V battery will last a long time.

—WHY DO SOME MANLAY PEDALS NOT HAVE A LED?

I wanted to stick to the original designs of some sixties classic models. Adding a LED may vary its performance. An LED also sucks batteries unnecessarily.
"The Sound", "M-200", "The Aladdin", "Bass King", "Pro Boost" and "Baby Face Silicon" include LED and DC Jack.

 

—WHICH TRANSISTORS ARE USED IN YOUR MODELS?

I use different transistors depending on availability. Commonly you may find:

Ronno Bender: 2SB324, AC125, MP20A

Super Bender: AC125, 2SB324

66 Bender: AC125, 2SB324

MK3: 2B324, AC125

The Aladdin: BC550, 2N5088

Baby Face (Ge): AC125

Baby Face (Si): 2N3391, 2N4401, BC337

Pro Boost : 2N4401, 2N5088, BC183C

The Sound: 2SK170, BS170

M-200: 2SK170, BS170

All these transistors are subject to change.

 

 
   
   
 
 
 
Classic Mick Ronson sounds with the Ronno Bender.
 
 
 
  Ronno Bender with Les Paul and Stratocaster.