The Sola Sound Tone Bender MKI Fuzz is a classic guitar effect that has shaped the sound of rock and roll for over 50 years. This short film explores the history of the Tone Bender, from its origins as a DIY project in the 1960s to its place in the pantheon of classic guitar pedals.
The Tone Bender was created by Sola Sound, a British company founded by audio engineer Macari's Music. In the mid-1960s, Macari's was one of the first companies to bring the then-novel concept of guitar pedals to the UK market. The Tone Bender was their flagship product, and it quickly gained a reputation as one of the best fuzz pedals available.
Over the years, the Tone Bender has been used by some of the biggest names in rock and roll, including Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, and Pete Townshend of The Who. Its distinctive, aggressive sound has made it a staple of classic rock and roll, and it remains a popular choice among guitarists today.